“A Prayer For A Faithful Walk With Christ”

Father, because I love Your commands more than worldly pleasures or temporal possessions I despise the paths that lead me astray like a lost sheep. I am strengthened in knowing that I don’t walk alone, but hand in hand with You as my Guide. Through eyes of faith I see a great cloud of witnesses, those spoken of in the Bible, those from previous generations and those I’ve known in my lifetime, who’ve already finished the race cheering me on as I persevere on this path of righteousness. May I willingly endure any hardship that is required of me as it disciplines and affirms my commitment to walking in Your ways. I want to wholeheartedly seek You above everything else, for You are a Rewarder of those who diligently seek You and walk in Your paths of righteousness. Amen.

“Direct My Footsteps”

“Direct my footsteps according to Your word; let no sin rule over me” (Psalm 119:133). “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him” (Psalm 37:23). “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” (Proverbs 16:9).

Message summary: Today may the Lord God help each of us to consider our ways and direct our footsteps according to His Word. Let us be careful not to get ahead nor fall behind but walk in step with Him in obedience to His commands.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-12-03.htm

“The Foundation Of Godly Character”

“Bad company corrupts good character” (1 Corinthians 15:33). “You ought to live holy and godly lives” (2 Peter 3:11).

Message summary: Meaningful godly character development must be focused in the home and church, daily stressing the timeless truths and application of God’s Word. Indeed, “bad company corrupts good character.” Is your home a “safe haven” from the evil influences of the world? Are you actively participating in a Bible-believing and Christ-honoring church?

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-12-02.htm

Note: We will not be podcasting while we are away from our home studio. The built in mic on our travel computer is just not adequate.

“Obeying Christ, Defying Caesar”

“We must obey God rather than men!” (Acts 5:29). “They are all defying Caesar’s decrees, saying that there is another king, one called Jesus” (Acts 17:7).

Message summary: When a choice is required of us, let us courageously and faithfully obey the commands of Jesus Christ, even if it defies the decrees of Caesar.

Read message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-12-01.htm

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“The Divine Stain Remover”

“Although you wash yourself with lye and use much soap, the stain of your iniquity is before Me,” declares the Lord GOD” (Jeremiah 2:22).  If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:6,7).

Message summary: The divine stain remover, the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin.

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-11-30.htm

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“A Consideration of Paul’s Prayer Life”

“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God’s will the way may be opened for me to come to you” (Romans 1:8-10).

Message summary: Today’s very personal part of Paul’s letter to the Romans is a great example for all of us.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-11-29.htm

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“A Consideration Of Two Fridays”

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?'” (Hebrews 13:5,6).

Message summary: Annually there are just two Fridays that I can recall that have an adjective in front of them; Black Friday and Good Friday.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-11-26.htm

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“Thankful For the Thorns” (Thanksgiving Message)

“Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness’. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:7-10). “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

Message summary: Today are you living with a healthy outlook, confident of God’s love and providential care, even during a season of “difficulty” with lots of thorns? Or are you focusing on the thorns? Some people complain because roses have thorns; let us be thankful that thorns have roses.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-11-24.htm

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“Bitterness Or Thankfulness”

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice” (Ephesians 4:31). “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20). “See to it that …no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many” (Hebrews 12:15).

Message summary: Praise God for the redeeming, reconciling, regenerative and restorative work of Christ! Today I urge any of you dealing with bitterness to nip it at its root. Bitterness is nipped when we practice forgiveness. Certainly, you’ve been hurt; some of you in horrendously painful ways. But Christ continues to redeem, reconcile, regenerate and restore! Today please turn to Him. We can be bitter or we can be thankful. Let us choose thankfulness, “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-11-23.htm

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“Three Apples That Changed The World”

“For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22). “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15).

Message summary: Today we urge all our readers to accept the divinely appointed means that God provided in Christ to deal with the problem we all have due to Adam’s “apple”. As we begin this Thanksgiving week especially let us thank God for His indescribably gift!

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-11-22.htm

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