Are you Encouraged?

Be Encouraged!!

There was a song I used to listen to several years back.

The words were… Be Encouraged – No Matter What’s Going On — He’ll Make it Alright by William Becton & Friends.

This past week we launched the 21 Day Encouragement Campaign. For 21 days you will hear from men and women of faith that have gone from victim to VICTORIOUS! They will share how they survived and what encouraged them to keep going. To sign up for the 21 day series click here.

The word of God tells us that “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging” (Psalms 46:1-3)

Do you believe that? We read the words in the bible, we jump, shout and get all “emotional” but do we really believe that GOD is an ever present help in the time of trouble.

If we were completely honest, most of us would say No. That doesn’t make you “unsaved” or a bad person. It makes you human. There is a story in the bible where a father brought his son to Jesus to be healed.

(Mark 9:17-24) The father said he believed, but he also asked Jesus “To help his unbelief”. We all have a measure of faith. You are no different and don’t beat yourself up if you don’t have SUPER Faith. You are still growing in his word. Stay rooted and grounded in the word of God and watch how your faith grows. What you thought was impossible will be a reality because of your faith in God and what he has already done for you. Will it happen overnight? I would have to say No, but it will happen.

You may be asking, “Well, how did you grow your faith, Nicole?” Please don’t think I have arrived on Super Faith Street. My faith is continually growing. He is still working on me.

Pastor Cliff Coward of Agape International Ministries Worldwide teaches that faith cometh by hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing.
You have got to hear the word as well as read the word.

Below are 3 ways I continue to grow my faith.

1. Listen to the word of God being taught (not just on Sundays)
2. Study the word of God for myself  (daily)
3. Building my Spiritual Resume – reviewing what God has already done for me.
If he did it then, surely he will do what I need him to do today.

Be Encouraged !

Stay Blessed,

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