Category Archives: Encouragement

New Streams!

Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV) “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

 

You need God so do not let anybody talk you out of walking with the Holy Spirit! No matter what part of the world you are in, engaging the supernatural is not an option it is a necessity. What the world is trying to do is to make you spiritually dead, Read the rest of this entry

Step Back

2 Cor. 5:17 (NAB, emphasis added) “So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come.”

 

In order to cheer up when change looks distant, you must stop and Appreciate The Master’s Work, and sometimes that means celebrating the little things. A woman practically dragged her husband to my office because she was convinced, he needed counselling. The problem was, even when she is sitting right beside him, her husband could not help looking at beautiful women. Read the rest of this entry

Appreciate His Work

Ps. 40:5 “O Lord my God, You have done many miracles for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. If I tried to recite all Your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.”

 

To cheer up when change looks distant, you must stop and Appreciate The Master’s Work. Sometimes, it feels like nothing is changing in our lives. However, when you cannot see any change in your life or see what God is doing, it is because you have not really stopped to look. That is the truth! When I got saved, honestly, I was not expecting a physical change. Read the rest of this entry

Evaluate

Ps. 40:5 “O Lord my God, You have done many miracles for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. If I tried to recite all Your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.”

 

Your path is unique, you have to accept it because it is God’s unique process for you. “Why should the man always get the biggest piece of meat in the house?”, a lady asked. It is interesting how we worry ourselves for what is nought sometimes. If we would just embrace our destinies, our paths, we will become more powerful people. Read the rest of this entry

Unique

Phillip.1:6 (MSG) “There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.”

 

God works in us, with us, and for us. Not without us and not against us. Most times, when something uncomfortable happens, we blame people, we blame the devil. But we do not consider that God may want to use that experience to change us or grow us. When you cooperate with God, Read the rest of this entry

Clay o, Clay!

Zep. 3:16-17 “…Cheer up, Zion! Don’t be afraid! For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

 

We took a break from dealing with the final ‘D’ that attempts to steal our cheer, to receive what God was delivering to us at Christmas, in the final days of 2020 and into the new year. How do I cheer up when change seems distant? Let us start with a quick recap. The first truth is, to cheer up when my change seems distant, I need to Embrace The Big Picture. Read the rest of this entry

The Master’s Piece

Eph.2:10 (Voice) “For we are the product of His hand, heaven’s poetry etched on lives, created in the Anointed, Jesus, to accomplish the good works God arranged long ago.”

 

God used one of the most embarrassing moments of my life to reveal Himself to me. So, it is impossible to convince that God is not alive. Even though I still did not get saved until my final year at the university. Read the rest of this entry

Pray & Change

Matt.5:43-44 (ERV)You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies. Pray for those who treat you badly.”

 

Schedule your leisure, practice encouragement, bask in encouragement and pray for the source of your discouragement. I actually enjoy doing this. As it is popularly said, hurting people hurt people. Read the rest of this entry

Speak Life

Eph.4:29 “…Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.”

 

We are still on the subject of learning to bask in encouragement. Hang on to that encouragement you get. Yesterday, I shared with you how I kept an encouraging note and it became a repeated source of encouragement for me. Read the rest of this entry

Cherish it

Ps.119:102-104 (Voice) “I have not neglected Your lessons, for You, God, have been my teacher. Your words are sweet to my taste! Yes, they are sweeter than honey in my mouth! I gain understanding from Your instructions; that’s why I hate every deceitful path”.

 

When someone encourages you, receive it with gratitude. You are made for God’s glory; your good works are sweet grapes in God’s mouth. So, when people compliment you, Read the rest of this entry