Encouraging yourself in the Lord Pt 11
Our text from the Bible for this is found in Eph. 2:10, ‘For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.’ Do something for someone. My goodness, we were created for it. They were prepared for us to do. Now, you’ll note that the text doesn’t say that doing good works for another person will encourage you, but it does. As a matter of a fact, research tells us that doing a good deed for another person is the number one way that we can encourage ourselves.
It gets our focus off ourselves. It puts a smile on the face of another person. It often brings back a thank you. It reminds us of good, happy things. It encourages us that, right around the corner, someone may be waiting to do a good deed on our behalf that will change our situation, too. It makes us smile. It makes us feel happy.
You may find that one good deed is not enough. Try two, or three, or perhaps more. Keep it up until you feel better. Give a compliment. Give a gift. Open a door for someone. Give up a parking space for someone. Smile at someone. Encourage another person. Visit a shut-in. Call someone. Greet someone on the street. Bring a neighbor a plate of cookies. There are a bizzilion possibilities! None of those things costs very much, but you’ll be surprised at how much each one of them can do to lift your own spirits. Suddenly you realize that you’re encouraging yourself in the Lord.
OK, let’s see what we’ve got. Sing, give thanks, go to His Word, keep good stuff circulating in your head, remember His goodness to you, find an encourager, pray, praise Him, pray and sing in the Spirit, and now, finally, bless someone else. If you do these things, and persist in them, you’ll be encouraged in the Lord. Guaranteed! Just don’t give up. Encouragement is just ahead.
It's well pleasing and touching,
After Job had interceded for his friends, God restored his fortune—and then doubled it! All his brothers and sisters and friends came to his house and celebrated. They told him how sorry they were, and consoled him for all the trouble God had brought him. Each of them brought generous housewarming gifts. Job 42:10 Praying for others brings a blessing upon your life.
Thank you, Richard Collingridge!
David encouraged himself in the lord when he discovered that his small city had been ravaged by the enemies.who carted away all his belongings and holding his family and that of his warriors captive.He sought the face of the Lord for special intervention.And the Lord told him to go after his enemies and he will recover all.He did and regained victory over his enemies.
Not only did he recovered what was stolen from his camp ground or the small villa he hid from Saul. He regained beyond his expectations as God helped him level down his foes with his armies.
Invariably,no matter how difficult a situation might look like ,we should never give up on God, He will certainly fix our challenge for us,if only we can trust in him.
Always encouraged yourself in the lord like David, and three Hebrew boys did i.e (shedrack,meshack and Abednego.
Do not give up hope in God,there's always victory from the other end if our faith fails not.