"I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them." 1 Timothy 2:1 (NLT)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Encourage Yourself in the Lord

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31(NKJV)

Confidence is something that YOU decide to have.  You learn about God...about His love, His ways and His Word...then ultimately you must decide whether you believe it or not.  You will not go forward until you decide to believe in God and yourself.  David found himself in a seemingly hopeless situation with no one to support him; he encouraged himself and strengthened himself in the Lord. The situation was later on turned around. (1 Samuel 30 1-30)  We cannot always wait for someone to come along and encourage you to be all you can be.  If you don't believe in yourself, who is going to?  God believes in you, and it is a good thing too: otherwise, you might never make any progress.  I know this first hand; I really suck at writing (on my own).  I could not believe what I was hearing "write a blog"  I had NEVER visited a blog or read one, in fact I am still learning how to navigate through "blogging". But I heard God’s soft still voice "I will be with you and I will give you the words". I had to have confidence in myself and in God's Word.  And remembering this scripture..."But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 ....It wasn't easy but I stepped out and ....well here I am.

"Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God."  1 Samuel 30:6

Dear Heavenly Father, through the Holy Spirit I ask for continued encouragement and the patience and humble hearing of Your Word for Your Glory.  Thank You for your favor on our lives and the strength as enter a new and the unexplored.  Help us and guide us for what is pleasing to You Father as we continue to walk for glory every day and night.  In Jesus name....Amen!


  1. Wow, I am right there with you. I am not a writer, I took EN101 30 years ago and have not wrote anything beyone e-mails and the like since and God told me to write a blog. I have been so blessed doing so. God is good and He is my helper. I know I could not do it without Him.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Amen! Thank you for this beautiful post!



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