Precepts to Encouragement

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” Ephesians 1:3

 

 

When we offend or trouble someone when wanting to help them and it is not
appreciated or valued, it is very easy to question if we will ever see ourselves as
doing what is best for all.
Our fleshly selfish thinking can rob us of the attributes that are already ours listed
in Ephesians 1. Sometimes we must tear down before we can build up and give
from the abundance that we have been given. Our encouragement for today is
Who we are in Christ.

The Shepherd’s Voice

“The sheep hear His voice; and He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out.” John 10:3

 

The Shepherd’s Voice brings assurance and security when we hear Him speak.
There are times in our walk where certain unknowns produce uncertain emotions
that confuse hearing. Fear will slip in and replace the sheep’s ability to listen to
the Shepherd.
Fear has many entanglements, and we get caught up in confusion, never realizing
fear has replaced faith. Today there is a way to keep this from happening. Let’s
prepare to repair the damage fear does when it controls our hearts.

The Encourager

“Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak be patient with all.” I Thessalonians 5:14

 

 

There are different ways of encouragement, some offering warmth and comfort.
Other opportunities may stretch our soul and emotions, however, it is necessary if
we are to have healthy growth in our walk with the Lord.
Today, come explore with us some different aspects of being an encourager!

I Am Loved

“With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” Psalms 119: 10-11

 

How do you hide something in the heart? Romans 12 give us a clue – Renew your
mind in the mind of God – His word.
Why? Because only there can we find our purpose in life as we have been made
and how He wants to fashion us into being a part of His family. Our lives need to
be programmed for acts of being set apart serving while living here.
John 17 tells the purpose of our being a family in prayer between God the
Father and God the Son. Join us as we discuss their conversation.

The Good Shepherd

“The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want.” Psalms 23:1

 

 

Many times, when challenging circumstances are put in our path we immediately
seek some pain killers, change directions and try to escape. We are not ready to
learn a life lesson.
The Great Shepherd knows exactly what we need and how to provide the
solutions that bring relief to us and glory to His loving and faithful care. Life is not
all about us, but Psalms 23 greatly reveals to all the steadfast and everlasting love
the Father has for those sheep that are His. Can you identify with Him as your
Protector?

Christ’s Character

“If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13

 

In the season we are living, having a powerful authority you can depend on for
wisdom, in walking through the waters of uncertainty every day, is a tremendous
gift to each one that wants to be a part of God’s family.
God is love and wants those desiring to accept His gift to also accept His purpose
in offering — “all that God is available every man, woman, boy, or girl that is
available to all that God is.”
Knowing His attributes and allowing the Scriptures to mold our thinking prepares
our minds to be transformed into Christ-like character, which is pleasing to the
Father. Let’s take a look at the riches of Christ’s character.