Archive for the ‘Encouragement’ Category

We Are NOT Defeated

July 7, 2020

2 Corinthians 4:8-10 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

Small World

July 6, 2020

Carolyn Curtis’ grandson, Matthew, was working at a car dealership in Roanoke Virginia, when a car pulled in for service that had, Do You Know The 3 Things God Can Not Do on the back window. He went over to ask the couple who they were.

They replied, Glenn and Dena Priddy. They are from Florida but have a summer home in Virginia. Matthew, Glen and Dena had a wonderful conversation while waiting for their vehicle to be serviced.

The 2nd photo is Glen and Dena (in the blue shirts) at a SOS Event with 2 people that were saved. It is a small world and we never know what blessings will come to us when we witness for Jesus.

A sign on the back of your car, a tract or just a friendly smile can really make a difference in someone’s life today.

Matthew 5:16 – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Encourage Your Pastor

July 5, 2020

Pastors have burdens that are far above the average Christian. They need to be renewed by the Spirit everyday. Family, church congratulation, administration and many things that are heavy on their hearts, especially at this difficult time in the world.

Your Pastor has to make hard decisions about when to open doors of the church to everyone, should we sing, should we have class, what about the children. I need to protect my family.

Please lift your Pastor in prayer. And really bless him by asking what you can do to help. A kind word or a note might make the difference in his life today.

How to be Happy everyday!

June 30, 2020

This is reposted from 2014 but even better today in this uncertain time in which we live. JESUS is the answer no matter what the circumstance.

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.
John 10:28-30

Send God a 🆘

June 24, 2020

Sometimes, we have to send out an SOS to the Lord in prayer. He is faithful to answer. An acronym for how to get prayers answered follows:

Sincere: it is important that we are sincere when we pray. God knows our heart and He knows if we really desire what we are asking for.

Obedience: we must be sure we are obedient to God’s word. There must not be any known sin in our lives.

Specific: we must be specific and tell God exactly what we need.

Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Smile..God Is In Control

June 23, 2020

This image made me smile. Today we are still hearing gloom and doom messages from everywhere. Coronavirus, riots, violence, sickness, and death.

Are you tired of all the uncertainty? Good news! God is in control. We can trust in Him.

Proverbs 3:5&6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Praise the Lord

June 16, 2020

This verse and photo is a reminder that we should Praise the Lord in all circumstances. After a storm we often see a beautiful rainbow. God always brings sunshine after the rain.

He also, brings good things into our lives no matter what storm we may be going through. So today, look for the rainbow that God is sending to you.

Move Forward

June 12, 2020

SOS Events Ministry office has been open throughout this whole time of stay at home directives because of coronavirus. We have not had any events or gatherings, however, there have been some wonderful opportunities for planning what is to come in the future.

God has sent us some new people. 2 new teen girls to help in the office, a new missionary couple, and an opportunity to add the state of Mississippi to our growing ministry.

When things do not go as we plan, the Lord does not want us to stop doing His will or calling for SOS Events. This time has been a time of planning, and growing, in spite of social distancing.

We are praying that events will soon open and once again our team members can be out witnessing to the lost.

Deuteronomy 5:32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the Lord your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Packing For Our Trip To Heaven

June 6, 2020

Just as we pack for a trip, there are things we need to “pack” on our journey toward Heaven. The first and most important is Salvation. Being saved is our ticket, and without it we cannot enter. Prayer, Faith, Love Joy, Patience, Goodness, Truth, Service, Witnessing and Forgiveness. (you may think of a few more) are needed for our trip.

In this picture is a cat which cannot be taken and on our life’s journey we need to leave out things also, Hate, Lying, Gossip, Pride and Disobedience are a few.

As you prepare for Heaven, what are you “packing” to be ready?

1 Peter 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Do You Have The Fruit Of The Spirit?

June 5, 2020