Be Encouraged

Colossians 2:2-6 says My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united and in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine sounding arguments, for though I am absent from you in the body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is, so then just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord continue to live your lives in him. 

Be encouraged today in the Lord.  Know that the greater the opposition you face, the greater the reward you will receive. Yes what you are going through might be hard for you but God said “Is anything too hard for me”, in Genesis 18:14.   You should always know that any opposition you face there is always greater things (blessing, healing, deliverance, anointing, etc.) on the other side of it.  By being discouraged you give the devil power over you and your problems.  It’s up to you if you live with encouragement or discouragement.  If you find yourself discouraged, command your day, thoughts, problems and everything else as the Lord’s for it says Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made we will rejoice and be glad in it.  Jesus paid the price for your life when he went to the cross.  He bore every pain, illness, heartache, sin, and every tear you’ve cried on that cross, so that you would have an abundant life. So to live in this abundance, you have to know that whenever you feel that you lack something go to the One who lacks nothing.  Everything you need can be found in God.  Philippians 4:19 says but my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  Put a smile on your BEAUTIFUL face and make today great!! 

Heavenly Father, thank you for today and for making sure all of my needs are met.  Thank you for being my Encourager and Comforter.  Lord, help me to encourage others as you encourage me.  Fill my heart with love and fill my mind with wisdom and knowledge of knowing you better.  Show me how to surrender any negative feelings, emotions or thoughts that I have over to you.  As I go through this day, let nothing bring me down and  that I would fully walk in your grace which is sufficient.  Lord,  because you have made this day let me rejoice and be glad in it.  In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.