Encouragement for the Day

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The Lord must know that I need encouragement this morning.  The following are the passages He gave to me one right after the other.

Psalms 71: 14-20

14 As for me, I will always have hope;
I will praise You more and more.

15 My mouth will tell of Your righteous deeds,
of Your saving acts all day long—
though I know not how to relate them all.
16 I will come and proclaim Your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
I will proclaim Your righteous deeds, Yours alone.
17 Since my youth, God, You have taught me,
and to this day I declare Your marvelous deeds.
18 Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, my God,
till I declare Your power to the next generation,
Your mighty acts to all who are to come.

19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,
You who have done great things.
Who is like you, God?
20 Though You have made me see troubles,
many and bitter,
You will restore my life again;

Psalms 138:8

The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your love, O Lord, endures forever–do not abandon the works of Your hands.

2 Peter 1:3

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us

 

Even though I do not feel the need to be encouraged the Lord knows me better than I know myself and provides the nourishment.  If we will but look for Him, He will provide.  He knows your need too; go to Him and listen.

Fed by His Grace,

Kay

2 thoughts on “Encouragement for the Day

  1. The Story of Ian & Larissa http://www.desiringGod.org/

    This touching story gave me a new perspective on my marriage. I’m in my marriage for the long haul. For many years my daughters filled my days with meaning as I cared for them. We lived life together. I taught them, they taught me, but they don’t demand as much of my time anymore. In fact they are all adults doing their own thing. I don’t want my identity to be wrapped up in my motherhood (even though it has brought me much joy). I desire my identity to be wrapped up in my position as a child of God. I want to live selflessly – being able to give God glory in my daily life. One way I can bring God glory is to be the best wife I can be until death do us part. I want to live worthy of my calling. I want to be completely humble and gentle. I want to be patient, devoted to Tim in love. I want to grow old together. I hope you are encouraged by this story of Ian and Larissa.

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