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Encouragement Corner

HOLDING NOTHING BACK

What's stopping you from praising God? What's stopping you from lifting up your hands in Worship and adoration, what's stopping you coming into the presence of God?
 

 God loves you and it's you he wants, it doesn't really matter what you've done; ok yes, if it's a case of repenting then do it because the longer you wait the harder it becomes remember God loves you and it's you he wants

Sometimes I know our state of mind hinders us a lot, sometimes it's what we have done or haven't done and at times it's just the pressures of life i.e. home, work, families and sometimes it's just everything.
You may be feeling far away from God's presence today but listen closely ...............

WAITING

How  do you respond to not recieving what you've been waiting for? How do you respond to the challenges faced from time to time. And how do you respond when the option to go forward seems impossible and the option to go backwards is a case of Lord! save me or I drown?
Well to simply put it " after you have done all you know to do ......STAND get it? and keep standing

Something happens when we choose to stop the panicking, wait, then listen. The next voice you hear let's you know that everything will be just fine and in most cases the answer to your challenges are provided

Lord, teach me to wait patiently on you and to keep standing through life's challenges knowing that just one word from you changes a whole lot of things

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IS THERE ANYTHING REALLY TOO HARD 

          

Have you ever had moments where you’ve continually asked yourself “How am I going to get through this or perhaps you’ve agonisingly muttered to yourself “Someone Please help me” In some cases it’s the “Oh! Not again” silent thought, sometimes you’ve cried yourself to sleeping hoping and praying that by the morning your situation would be different.

May be you’re struggling, struggling to make ends meet, struggling with your kids, struggling with your marriage, struggling with an addition or a bad habit or maybe it’s your health

Well, well, well......Is there anything too hard for the Lord?

You are not an exception & I know sometimes it can feel that way but you just have to hold on tight, life is full of ups & downs but whilst you are waiting you keep praying, you keep praising & expecting things to change for when cast your bread on the water you will find it in many days. There is absolutely nothing too hard for the Lord

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FORGIVENESS - NOT MY WAY

  

Have you realized that there appears to be 2 versions of forgiveness? Really?  Yep!!,  The funniest thing is that for so many years we have somewhat subscribed to one or the other.

One is God’s version and the other is ours ​​

 

Our interpretation of forgiveness sometimes goes like this: I choose to forgive you and I’ll try to forget now if I can’t forget I’ll forgive you and forget you, erase you from my life and carry on living, I am sure many of us can identify with that one!​

 

God’s forgiveness on the other hand goes something like this:

Son/daughter I know you, I forgave you even before you asked and I have chosen to forget and rather than forget about you, I love you and draw you closer than ever before and should you chose to hide yourself from me, I’ll sta​y closer and never leave your side

 

Friends, it’s time to change, it’s got to be God’s way and none other, it’s time to live for God and live free

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ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PSALMS

I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

 

O LORD my God, I cried unto thee and thou hast healed me.​

 

O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave:thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

 

For his anger endure but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.

 

And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. LORD, by thy favor thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled. I cried to thee, O LORD and unto the LORD I made supplication.

What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? Shall it declare thy truth?

 

Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.

 

Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness;​

 

To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

                                                                                                                                                                      - Psalm 30

Hold on!

I hope you are well and especially hoping that the weeks have been good to you?

Just wanted to remind you that there is no better place to be than in the presence of Our God and king so makes every effort to spend sometime there. You've always been a winner and always will be, don't give up, keep believing and walking by faith. Search your hearts and draw near to God and He will draw near to you. He is God and he doesn't change.

 

Remember He is the lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, "Do not fear; I will help you" - Isa 41:13

THE BIG WHAT IF...

 

​If God told you that He was planning to rapture those who have served Him faithfully and been Holy as He is Holy within 7 days...at any time, what would you be doing differently in your life right now? What would you give up? What would you stop making excuses about? What would you do more? Would you still be "nervous" about witnessing to others or would you frantically tell as many as you could because you know, you may only have a few minutes left?

How would you respond to those who offend you or mock you? Who would you finally forgive or start speaking to again? Would you still spend so much time playing games and watching tv (if any at all)? Would you pray more and actually start seeking Him with all your strength just to find Him? Would you act the same as you do now? Would you finally start waking and love? Would you actually trust God and stop worrying as He commanded?

Would you stop complaining and disputing as He commanded? Would you give up what you want to be able to extend your hand to the poor? Would all that you do glorify the name of the Lord? I could ask hundreds of questions, but you know what I mean! The idea is that,

knowing that God would rapture some within 7 days at any time, what would be different about your life? If there are things that you would change,

We ALL need to start doing them right now. Paul says that he counted EVERYTHING as loss compared to knowing God. The truth still remains that He will come like a thief in the night. The rapture could happen at any second - before His actual return. Do we really want to be left behind? Is what we can't give up now really worth our eternity? I've been pondering this question concerning my own life and thought I'd share with you guys. Ken Smith said..."It's time to get serious about getting serious" (lol). It's important that we repent and return to our first love before it's too late. As Ravenhill said, we need to stamp eternity on our eyeballs! Our King is returning...and soon!

                      - Damsel - London -United Kingdom.

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