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


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Stories

 Jesus shared stories to teach.  Parables trying to get people to understand about God and spiritual truths.

“The Lamp” from Matthew 5:14-16, “The Mustard Seed” from Mark 4:30-34, “The Good Samaritan”-Luke 10:29-37 and so many more.John 15-1-4

And the Bible is full of stories.  Adam and Eve, David and Goliath, Ruth and Naomi, The Sermon of Jesus on the Mount, The Birth of Jesus..just to name a few.

I was wondering about my own personal story, or your personal story.  Can the Father still teach us from each and every one of these stories?

I am personally dealing with several health issues that have taken me by surprise.  I prayed for answers, and I got them.  But I did not like the answers.  So, I had to ask the Father to teach me through them.

He is teaching me that through chronic pain there can be joy.  It is my choice.  Does it make me happy?  Nope.  Am I constantly learning and trying to understand?  Yep.  But do I still trust the Father to get me through it?  Yep.  He has always done that in my life and He will not stop now.what is your story

I have developed compassion for those in pain…something I never totally understood until now.  I have to choose how to respond.

What is your story?  

Were you neglected as a child?  Did your husband/wife leave you?  Did you lose your job?  Are you in poor health?  Did your spouse pass away?  Did your life end up much differently than you ever imagined?

Reread your story and remember, it is not over yet. And you may see something you have never seen before as you reread it.

Your story can teach you friend, if you let it.story books

Let’s learn together.

~Be Encouraged Today~
Tammy


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~The Ocean Series~Through the Waters

 I looked upon the waters.

I do not deny that being on the beach listening to the ocean waves hit the shore has always brought me peace. I could literally sit there for days. And days.

But I have discovered something. Over the last couple of years we have visited many of the beautiful locations in our area.  As I glance through the pictures I have taken, I have discovered….being near a body of water evidently brings peace to my soul.

I know that scripture refers to “living water” many times over and that the Bible is full of images that have water symbolizing new life, fulfillment of the promises of God and cleansing.

Even the psalmist said in Psalm 23….”The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters”……

I know that this may all seem very simple and elementary…but right now that is maybe what we need. Simple and Elementary

The Father’s peace. We all want it…and how precious of Him to allow us our own personal ways of access.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

I do not know what you are battling on a personal level. You might be disappointed in someone, dealing with a sick loved one, or even sickness yourself; whatever you are dealing with…please know that God’s peace is for you. He will remind you in the most personal ways….

It might even be through the waters…..

~Be Encouraged Today~

Tammy