Morning Encouragement for 9/4/2022

Good morning,

Yesterday was a very special day for me because I officiated at my son and daughter in-law’s marriage ceremony. After it was over, people were very pleased and impressed by what I had said. My thought was, “I missed some key points that I wanted to say” after all, I had put in several hours work into crafting the marriage document. I understood, though, “What I wanted to say was not as important as what G-d wanted to say to bride and groom”. The message ministered not only to the couple but to the audience as well. You see, G-d doesn’t expect us to speak the polished English language nor speak in the rich baritone voice of Charlton Heston, He expects us to be “ourselves”. When we are ourselves and allow Him to speak vicariously through us, the message will reach the listening ear. When Peter was called to lead the 12, he was no leader and certainly did not have Jesus’ power of speech nor the courage to face the challenges. However, through time and patience, Jesus molded Peter through the trials. Jesus never gave up on Peter just as He never gives up on us and always, ALWAYS had faith in Peter even when Peter had no faith in himself. Today, you and I go through trials but when we keep our hand in Jesus’ hand, we’ll make it through whatever the world may throw at us.

Verses: Hebrews 11, Psalms 119:74-80, 1 Timothy 1:3-7, Proverbs 30:5, Mark 11:20-25

Famous Quote: “…if we only lead one soul to Jesus Christ, we may set a stream in motion that will flow on when we are dead and gone.” – D.L. Moody.

 

Father,

I am so thankful for all that you do in and through my life. You ask me not to imitate people nor act like the others do. You ask me to live for you and to honor you in all that I do. Please help me today to above all, “Honor your presence with words that encourage others”. Thank you for my readers, my family, my city, my state, and my USA. I pray that you will continue to shake the world and its elected leaders so that they may be silenced before you. 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

All of my writings can be found at https://www.mikesencouragement.net

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