Daily encouragement…

“[Just as] You have granted Him power and authority over flesh (all mankind), [now glorify Him] so that He may give eternal life to all whom you have given Him.”

When we have fear, our thoughts and prayers must return to God the Father.  In life, we will always have strife and distress.  We must come against those fears and push through the trials of life through the power God has given us.

George Bernard Shaw once said “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.  I don’t believe in circumstances.  The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them,

make them.”

Look at the life of Jeremy Lin.  He went to Harvard, was not a draft pic for them NBA, won many awards, but was still benched when it came to playing basketball.  Today, he is one of the most outstanding players in the NBA!

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Think of others, American Idol has had their share of ‘failures’ who have gone on to be successful singers.

Think of all the times Alexander Graham Bell had to attempt to get the telephone right.

In our lives as Christians we feel sorry for ourselves.  When I was in Boston, Mass; I was able to see the church pew President George Washington sat in.  It is a beautiful red velvet coated section with a large ‘throne’ type of chair for him to sit in.

He did not get to be president until he lied and chopped down a tree. I am sure he was a typical young man, but his faith in God brought him through.

I can name multitudes of people who have been told they were a failure, but because of the Grace and strength of God, they have been a tremendous influence on the world.

God will never place anything in our way which will take us down if we fight it.  We have all power over this world, the powers in this world, and the ability through Christ Jesus to ‘pick ourselves up by our boot straps’ and get moving!

What will you do today?  Will you permit Satan to be victorious in your life or will you fight back with God’s help and do something great today?

It may not be a large accomplishment, but in God’s eyes, it will be great if you further the kingdom of God.

Today is the first step to making a change in your life.  Call out to God for wisdom, power, and strength to do something great for Him!

Have a blessed day and my we hear about many, many awesome things you have accomplished today in His power!


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