Thursday, November 17, 2011


“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17, NIV)

In this world I find it interesting how many have actually been discouraged by parents, leaders, friends etc. and never really have felt encouragement from the people closest to them. How difficult it is in life to feel like you are alone with no one standing alongside believing and speaking life into the dreams that God gave you!  I have heard the comment time and time again, “I never heard anyone say they believed in me!” The challenge with that statement is that it becomes an anchor holding back that person’s growth and attempts at moving forward. Friends it is easy for us to get stuck and sometimes we need a gentle push and reminder that God desires relationship. In the quiet times I sense the peace and confidence of God’s love and power in my life which empowers me to move forward.

In our relationship with God we can walk with a limp feeling of never receiving the approval and encouragement we so deeply desired at the point we were beginning this walk of faith to complete and live out this dream God placed in us. We must stand up and proclaim our Father God, creator of all things, finds value in us even to the point He delights in us! Incredible! How can he do that? Simply, He has deposited life in us and put in us a dream to be lived out. Really inside each of us there is a dream that wants to break free. Remember that people around might not encourage but give it to God and watch what He will do.  He delights in us, loves and affirms us. If that’s you today, the good news is that when you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you become His child. You may not have received the blessing from the significant people around you, but your heavenly Father is rejoicing over you! He’s saying, “I’m proud of you. I love you. You are amazing. You are talented. You are beautiful. You’re going to do great things in life!” He’s releasing favor and hope into your future.

Today, no matter what’s happened in our lives, no matter what anybody else has said to us or about us, know that our God loves us with unending love. He’s proud of us, and we must receive His love today. We can receive His approval and hope today. Today, let’s join together to walk thru life with clarity and confidence to pursue the dream God placed in us because we have the blessing of our God!

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