Morning Encouragement for 8/27/2022

Good Morning

When I was in Recruiting School, my teachers regaled the class with funny stories that happened in the field or, and told of “gimmicks” which helped them to be successful. I tried a few of the gimmicks because I wanted the fruit of success but they didn’t work for me mainly because it was not in my character. Remember this, in every case where the Lord calls us to ministry, He gives us everything we need and it will fit our character. Consider how young David after telling the King “don’t worry I’ll take care of this giant”. To prepare David, Saul gave David his armor but it didn’t fit him so David politely refused them. The only weapon David carried with him was his slingshot and 5 smooth stones. It was said of Jesus, “he was a nobody by earthly standards yet, he did more in 3 years for the community than the religious leaders had done in years of service. The reason he was so effective is that his eyes were on the Father, his father’s laws were his guiding principles. When we too apply G-d’s commands to our life, we will reach people for Jesus.

Readings: Palms 119:97-104, 1 Samuel 17, Exodus 3:7-12, Proverbs 1:8-19, Isaiah 53

Famous Quote: “Let the pure gospel go forth in all its lion-like majesty, and it will soon clear its own way and ease itself of its adversaries” – Charles Spurgeon

Father,

the mission field that you send us may not be ready but you give us the tools so that we are ready to go to work. David was a young man when you called him and even then you were preparing him. When Moses was first called you sent him with your word and your authority. Because of disobedience and fear, you sent him with a staff that would only serve to cause problems. Help me to listen, understand, and be obedient to what you call me to do. I pray for my city, state, and nation that you will continue to heal and restore them. I pray for the military, law enforcement, and EMT communities that you will be with every one of them and bring them safely home. I pray over our politicians that you will continue to shake them to their core with the message of the Ephod so that they fully understand who they serve. I pray for the city of Stacy, the state of Minnesota, and the USA may your Spirit fall fresh upon us. I pray for the truckers who carry supplies to our communities. I thank you for healing our land by rain that refreshes the land and the storms that shake the heart of mankind. I pray for those who need a special touch from you today. Finally, I pray that my words will always be an encouragement to all who read these words in Jesus’ name I pray. May your peace be upon my family, city, state, nation, and world. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer (Psalms 19:14).

IHS MK

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