Posts Tagged ‘Encouragement’

The Way to Start the Day

January 15, 2019

A reminder to start everyday with prayer. Jesus listens and answers the simplest of prayers. He wants to hear from us everyday.

Psalms 54:2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

Seeds

January 14, 2019

Once in awhile, volunteers for SOS Events has a booth at an event and no one gets saved. That is unusual, but this past weekend that is what happened. We get discouraged until we remember that it is not us that wins the souls it is the Holy Spirit that draws them and convicts of sin. We never know what a tract, a word spoken or prayer will do. God blesses the seed of the Word in His timing. Praise the Lord for faithful witnesses. God will give the increase. We need to keep sowing the seeds.

1 Corinthians 3:7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

No Church Today?

January 13, 2019

There may be reasons you can’t go to church today. Illness, work or weather may prevent you from being in church. Many places in the Northern United States have cancelled church today because of snow, ice and dangerous driving conditions. If you cannot go use this time to gather round your family and read the Bible and pray together. If your are alone what a great opportunity to fellowship with the Lord without distractions.

A Pastor wrote on FB yesterday some good advice, if you stay home, don’t post your 10:30 trip to Walmart on Face Book. Whatever your circumstances today, take time to worship the Lord.

Psalms 29:2 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

The Internet

January 12, 2019

The internet can be a tool used by Satan to corrupt people’s minds, it can also be a great blessing. Everyday, when checking the stats on SOS Events blog, it is amazing how many people from other countries follow the posts. Everyday people from all over the world have opportunity to get a message from God, using this website. People from over 90 countries outside the USA have been encouraged. Many go to the Bible Studies or go to the home page to find out the 3 Things God Can Not Do.

This blog started many years ago, with posts only occasionally. Then as the response grew the posts became daily. Thank you to everyone who reads and follows this blog. Our prayer is that Christians grow in the Lord and the unsaved respond to the gospel and be born again. Thank the Lord, Jesus, for the Internet and the opportunity to witness to people all over the world without leaving the office.

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Are You Content?

January 11, 2019

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Clutter

January 10, 2019

God has blessed those of us in America. We have so many things that we end up wondering what to do with the things we want to keep. Most of us have a closest full of clothes we no longer wear. Storage is usually at a minimum because we want to hang on to possessions we might use someday. Our garages get cluttered with unused tools and junk. It is time we got rid of the material clutter in our homes.

We also need to get rid of the clutter in our lives. Things that we hang on to. Things that we need to get rid of, worry, not forgiving others, bitterness, bad habits and other things that rob us of joy in our Christian life. Today let us look within ourselves and get rid of the clutter that keeps us from being the shining Christian God wants u to be.

Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Night Prayer

January 7, 2019

Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night, with someone on your heart that you need to pray for? It is just a thought about a person that you may not have thought of in a long time. Maybe it is someone you don’t even know like a person in the news, a political figure or someone on the prayer list from church. Do not ignore that feeling. It is the Holy Spirit prompting you to pray. That person may be going through a struggle, mentally, physically or spiritually. God speaks to us in a still small voice, especially in the night out of a sound sleep and He is using you to pray for someone who needs prayer at that moment.

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

First Sunday of 2019

January 6, 2019

Let us start the New Year right by going to church. Pray or your Pastor. Pray for anyone who may be lost that they will hear and accept Jesus as their Savior. Pray for listening ears so that you will receive and respond to the message God wants you to hear. Enjoy fellowship of others in the congregation, your church family, who will love and support you through the joys and sorrows of your life. We have 52 Sunday’s in this year, what opportunities to draw close to the Lord!

Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Quiet Time With God

January 5, 2019

Do you have a special time every day with God? It can be the most precious and productive few minutes of everyday. The first thing in the morning is best, but schedules may prevent that. You could get up a few minutes early, sometimes difficult, but definitely worth it. Whatever time of day you choose, read a passage of scripture, pray and allow God to speak to you.

You can ask yourself the following questions as you meditate on God’s Word:

Is there a sin I need to confess?

– Is there a promise I can claim?

– Is there an attitude I need to change?

– Is there a command I need to obey?

– Is there an example I can follow?

Enjoy your fellowship with God.

Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

Have a Blessed Friday

January 4, 2019

Sometimes we feel alone or depressed, especially after the holiday season is over. Maybe looking forward to the weekend is not joyful for you, but there is someone who loves you and is with you. You are not alone. Jesus is always there not only on Friday but every day of the week, month and year.

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.