Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

An Ordinary Sponge

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A Sponge


Have you ever soaked up liquid with a sponge? You can just sit it in the liquid and the next thing you know, all the liquid is contained in that sponge. It doesn’t seem to ever fill up.

That is us friends. We soak up what is around us. If we are around negative people all the time….we kind of get to be that way. If we are around positive people on a daily basis, we seem to change our attitude as well.

Soaking up His word and encouragement is life changing.

We have all heard the “Bible Stories” throughout the years. These are not just stories, these are regular people. They made mistakes and God still used them.

What constantly amazes me is that God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. He has done that over and over through history.

As we approach Christmas, I am always reminded of the “ordinary” Mary and how God used her. I cannot even imagine her questions! Joseph doubted her..and I am sure others did as well. And Joseph found out he was wrong..she indeed was carrying the son of God!

Matthew 1:18
“This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.”


We should not think harshly of ourselves when we mess up. We think that we cannot be used by God because of our inability to be perfect! Guess what? We cannot be perfect, but Christ is and what He did on the cross was enough.

We cannot live that Christian life friends. We must quit trying. We have to let Jesus live His life through us. I have come to realize that if I soak in the word of God…I am free. I know that if God used all these ordinary people, He can use me.

So like that sponge, we must soak up the truth, the Word of God! Allow yourself time to study and soak. The truth will soak into you. Understand and embrace the love the Father has for you!

Like that simple sponge, no telling what He has called you to do!

~Be Blessed

isaiah 55-8-92


*NIV Bible, pixabay, google image

Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 59 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 43 years, married 40 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in 2018!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, He is ever present. ~Be Encouraged Today~

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