Category Archives: The Word

Sunday Morning Encouragement, August 11, 2019: Rejoice in the Lord Always!

Rejoice in the Lord Always!:

Philippians 4:4 (KJV)
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

Philippians 4:4 (AMPC)
Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice!

Psalms 37:4-5 (KJV)
4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Wisdom Key:
The Problem That Infuriates You The Most Is The Problem That God Has Assigned You To Solve.
(From Mike Murdock’s book 101 Wisdom Keys)

Don’t Answer!

When the devil comes knocking on your door, you don’t have to answer it.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:7 (KJV)

#submityourselftoGod #resistthedevil #hewillflee #james4v7

Being Cautious and Being Aware

The devil roams around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, so we are to be sober and be vigilant.

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

1 Peter 5:8 (AMPC – The Amplified Bible)
Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.

We have the help of the Holy Spirit to lead us and caution us so we can be aware of the attacks of the enemy and discern that he is attacking and be fully equipped with all of our armor on (Ephesians 6:10-18) that has been given to us by God our Heavenly Father.

We are BLESSED and we are protected!

Let’s be encouraged to stay in the secret place of the Most High so we will remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand] (Psalm 91:1 the Amplified Bible).

Pleasant Words Are Agreeable Words

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are agreeable words. They are a delight to the ones that hear them. They minister grace to the hearer (Ephesians 4:29). God’s Word is life unto those that find them (read and study His Word), and health to all their flesh. (Proverbs 4:22)

Ask, Seek, Knock: Making Sure What We Ask For Is The Will Of God

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Matthew 7:7

We must make sure when we ask, we believe we will receive. When we seek, search the scriptures for what we are asking and believing for and with the help of the Holy Spirit we will find. When we knock, making sure that what we are asking for is the will of God.

We Are BLESSED When We Walk In The Ways Of The Lord

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Psalm 1:1-2

When we walk in the ways of the Lord and meditate on His Word, we are definitely BLESSED! It’s important to go where the Holy Spirit leads.

Whatever We Do, Do It Unto The Lord

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24

Whatever we do, we need to do it unto the Lord. We have a gift and a work to do. Let’s make sure we do it unto Him.

The Lord Is Merciful and Loving!

It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

The Lord is merciful and He is Loving. We are protected by Him, for we abide in Him. He is so faithful.

Meditate On The Word Of God!

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Joshua 1:8

We are to meditate on the Word of God and speak it out of our mouth and do what He says to do. God’s Word (the Bible) is our instruction manual. As we are a doer of the Word, we will be prosperous and we will have good success God’s way.