Thursday, September 5, 2013

Inspired by Obedience

“Obedience is the key that unlocks this secret place with God” and “The more we say yes to God, the more we will live in expectation of seeing Him.” Lisa Terkeurst

The question being asked is - "Have you been inspired by someone else’s obedience to God?"

I would have to say a resounding YES. Just yesterday - received a message from my pastor letting me know that he was praying for me, specifically by name. To say I was blown away is an understatement. To know that God cares about me so much that He - God - would stir in someone's heart to pray for me. To put it more in perspective for you, we have over 10,000 people who attend our church on an average weekend. All I can say is WOW, big WOW.

So I looked at my messages this morning, and there he is again - my pastor - with more encouraging words! I've been thanking and praising God. No pray goes unanswered, the Holy Spirit knows what we need before we even ask and intercedes for us.  I want to be a woman who say Yes to God and be radically obedient. So, I did a searched on www.BibleGateway.com the phrase "encourage one another" (NIV). I got 7 results, here are the ones that most inspired me:
  • 2 Corinthians 13:11 - Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! ...encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:18 - Therefore, encourage one another with these words.
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:11 - Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up...this is my most favorite verse. I've used it a lot with my children.
  • Hebrews 3:13 - But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called "Today"
We serve an awesome God, He know us from the inside out. Just like He whispered my name in my pastor's heart and he obeyed; has God placed someone on your heart today. By encouraging and loving others we can help them grow in their faith. We have so many avenues to connect with people, so why not connect with that person or persons today because it is called Today. tomorrow is promised to none of us.

What is God asking you to do today? Find a quiet place with your Bible, let God speak to you through His Word and respond to His prompting. You never know when one kind word will change someone's life forever!

Be blessed and be a blessing - Today!


Proverbs 29:18

5 comments:

  1. Encouragement is such an important part of sharing faith. I love the verses and the answered prayers!

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  2. I love this, and I love how God can love the whole world but still speak straight to us as if we were the only one. :)

    Melissa S OBS Group Leader

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  3. I love these verses. Thanks so much for sharing. I love how God takes time to let us know He loves us.

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  4. Beautiful! Such a humbling reminder.

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