Welcome “Encouragement for Today” readers. I always love a day when my devotional runs because I make so many new friends! Please leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by. You are welcome to comment anonymously if you do not have a blogger account. If you have difficulty leaving a comment, please e-mail me at Deuteronomysix@aol.com. I will select one winner from the comments to receive a Starbucks Gift Card. It is my prayer that you will take the gift card and your Bible, visit your local Starbucks, and spend time with the Lord in His Word pondering and praying about the Truths He has revealed to you today.
Before I begin what God has laid on my heart for today, I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to my dear friend, Sharon Sloan. She loves the Lord and His Word with passion that is contagious. She inspires me daily with her words of wisdom and tender-hearted encouragement. Please stop by her blog today and wish her a happy birthday. Love you, Sharon!!!!
As I write tonight, my heart is heavy for every woman who feels unworthy, unimportant, average, lonely, sad, and without purpose. At one time, that was the cry of my heart…what is my purpose God? How could you ever use me?
But as I journeyed with God through some painful years, He taught me very powerful Truths. For those of you sitting in the place I just described, may you never forget God created you with a special purpose. He says in His Word…
For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
Your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.
God says in Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
Sometimes the lies of the evil one tell us we are unworthy and there is no hope for us. But Jesus tells us in His Word that those words come from the one who is the father of lies. Please, please do not listen to him. Instead of believing lies, believe TRUTH from the One Who says, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
Hear Truth from God’s Word today.
You are LOVED…
with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3)
You are PRECIOUS and VALUABLE…
your name engraved on the palm of His hand. (Isaiah 49:16)
You are WORTHY…
for He gave the life of His only Son, Jesus Christ, for you. (John 3:16)
You are FORGIVEN…
you need only repent of your sin. (Acts 3:19)
You are REDEEMED…
the old is gone and the new has come…in Christ you are a new creation! (2 Corinthians 5:17)
You are SAVED FOR A PURPOSE…
one for which He specially created you. (Ephesians 2:10)
Will you believe with me today that God created you for a great PURPOSE…one that only you can fulfill?
If you don’t know that today, promise me you’ll spend time in these verses and ask Your Father in heaven to make them very real to you! And if you have never accepted Christ, please visit our Proverbs 31 web site, and we will lead you through the steps to receive Christ. If you do this today, please let me know as well as Proverbs because we desire to come alongside you on your wonderful new journey with the Lord!
As I close my post, I am going to pray for each one of you that God brings here today…pray that this is a day you will have an amazing God moment…where you KNOW that you KNOW He is working in your midst, listening to the cry of your heart. He desires to heal your hurt and bring you back to wholeness.
I am praying for you!