Encourage Someone Today

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DAILY VERSE

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11


DEVOTION

We spend more time surrounded by coworkers than we do with our loved ones on a daily basis. But how many times have we passed up an opportunity to reach out to someone who may be going through an extremely difficult time? So often we tend to engage with coworkers passively and miss a chance to share our faith or just to simply love them as Jesus would. Be aware of those around you and the nudging of the Holy Spirit, through your faith, encourage someone today!

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Being Silent

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DAILY VERSE

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.

Exodus 14:14


DEVOTION

If there’s one thing I’m not very good at, it’s waiting and being silent. I can’t help it, I want to do something! Handing the whole thing off to God, though I have faith, is tough. But that’s exactly what God requires. So I have to give up complete control and wait. Allow God to accomplish His unique plans for you…and be silent.

God get the glory

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DAILY VERSE

Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.

Proverbs 21:21


DEVOTION

You’ve heard the phrase, “It’s tough out there.” “Out there” is the world we live in. You’ll face scrutiny and things that will challenge you, almost on a daily basis. As a believer, we always need to stand for what is right, no matter the cost. The world will see it and, most importantly, God will be glorified!

Don’t Forget the Good

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DAILY VERSE

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases.

Psalms 103:2-3


DEVOTION

When we’re going through trials or praying through things that will make a vast change to our lives, patience is not always the character trait we can say we’ve mastered. We tend to focus on the fact that we’re still in the midst of waiting instead of focusing on all we have been given. Don’t forget to be thankful and focus on the good. 

Turn Your Struggles into Triumphs!

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DAILY VERSE

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 55:22


DEVOTION

Burden – a load, especially a heavy one. 

We all face obstacles that alter our course, some that can shake our foundations. God is ready and willing to help you carry this heavy load, but it takes a measure of faith. Too often we lay these burdens at the foot of the cross only to come back later and pile them back onto our backs. Allow God to carry the load and you’ll soon see He’s fully capable and willing to turn your struggles into triumphs!

On Your Own Steam

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DAILY VERSE

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

Galatians 5:25


DEVOTION

As believers, God’s Spirit resides inside of us. The Holy Spirit has been given to us as a helper, a guide for navigating this life and the many obstacles we will face. The problem, many of us run on our own steam. We’re still trying to be “good enough” to gain God’s favor. Jesus Christ bridged that gap. He already paid the price so we could instantly, by belief, mend that broken relationship with God. Stop trying so hard, rely on the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts and actions.

Pride: The wall must fall

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DAILY VERSE

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:18


DEVOTION

Pride has taken down many amazing men and women. It’s the one infectious human trait that erects the highest of walls between mankind and a loving God. We cannot make it a single day without God’s breath in our lungs and His strength coursing through our bodies. Humble yourself, fall on your knees, and give thanks to God who loves you!