Sunday, May 6, 2012

Just sharing...

Sometimes you just have to "share" what you've heard. No, I don't mean gossip. I mean those words that build you, and others, up! So, enjoy some of the things I've seen in the past couple of days about God's Word. I just had to "share" so that others might be blessed!

We cannot defeat Goliath with our mouths shut. When David was preparing to do battle with the giant Goliath, he ran toward him, confessing out loud what he believed the end result of the battle would be: "This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand... "(1 Sam. 17:46 AMP).
Jeremiah 23:29 (Message) "Isn't my Message like fire?" God's Decree. "Isn't it like a sledgehammer busting a rock? (This one was from a Joyce Meyer devotional.)

There are those times when we have to choose to believe, or be crushed under the weight of despair. And there are times when we can't just think it or hope it...we have to hear ourselves say it. Lisa Crum
"But the Lord God keeps me from being disgraced. So I refuse to give up, because I know God will never let me down." Isaiah 50:7 (CEV)

"Faith comes from hearing and hearing from the Word of God." Romans 10:17 > I find that as I read aloud and speak truths from the Lord aloud, I am more encouraged and convinced in strong confidence of His promises, no matter the circumstances around me. Jennie Heberg

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.
~ James 1:2-3, NLT

Now this is cool!
“It’s believing the word of God—and the Holy Spirit at work—that transforms us. It’s not just knowing the Word of God—you have to believe it. But before you believe it, you have to know it…you can’t believe that which you do not know.”

One of the most wonderful things about being a Christian is that I don't ever get up in the morning and wonder if what I do matters. I live every day to the fullest because I can live it through Christ and I know no matter what I do today, I'm going to do something to advance the Kingdom of God. - Charles Colson

"If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That's to prevent anyone from confusing God's incomparable power with us. As it is, there's not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we're not much to look at. We've been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we're not demoralized; we're not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we've been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn't left our side; we've been thrown down, but we haven't broken. What they did to Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us—he lives! Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus' sake, which makes Jesus' life all the more evident in us. While we're going through the worst, you're getting in on the best!" 2 Cor. 4:7-12
Though we are weak and imperfect, when we fill our vessels (ourselves) with the Word of God, we become containers of His blessing, ready to be poured out for His use. All of us are valuable to the Lord, God can even use cracked pots! Sometimes I think He likes those best - because they leak the blessings He gives on everyone they come in contact with!!!

God's loyal love couldn't have run out, His merciful love couldn't have dried up. They're created new every morning. How great Your faithfulness! I'm sticking with God, (I say it over and over.) He's all I've got left.
Lamentations 3:22-24 (Message)

And that's the Random thought and encouragement for today. Pass it on to someone who needs it! It'll be the best gossip you ever shared - plus it leaves no bitter aftertaste when you're through!

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