at home or in the public like we should. But God says we
are to because you do not know what someone might be going through. It
may not show on their faces and they may not drop a hint, but we are to
encourage all the time. When we do, we get a blessing from it, and not just
the others. Everyone, old, young, successful, less than successful, famous, feeling hopeless, helpless,
needs to be encouraged. It does not matter where you come from or where you are today. Life gives us hard knocks anyway, so we are to help
the brethern in our everyday walk. We do not know what someone is facing
in their life. I could be a divorce, loss of job, poverty, loneliness,or even a
person they have to care for and don't know what the future holds. It might
be that person lost a child or loved one. People need help and we are to give
them the attitude that we are there for them as Christ did.
Proverbs 16:24 says pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the
soul and health to the bones. We all need that. Too many times we are
receiving the opposite. Too much of home life is the opposite for so many
people on this planet. They need to hear about the gentleness of the Father.
If you treat a man as he appears to be, you make him worse. But treat him
as he would potentially could be, and you make him what he should be.Let us
be enriched by His everlasting love for us, as we do not want to be our own
any more after living the way we have all our lives. He knows everything.
So be encouraged to be who you were meant to be, and not what you might
think you are. God created you to be His finest and He doesn't run a Zerox Company. He is a Creator, not a duplicator. No two people, whether identical
twins or not, are the exact same. No enemy can make any one and make them
as special as He does. Everyone has their own blueprint inside them of what
they were created for. No 2 are alike, even in the same business or ministry.
He puts you where He wants you. It is where your money is. It does not follow
you . That is the place you will be best at and the best will come out in you. Go where you are celebrated and not tolerated, and you will be at your best.
The Lord would say, "Let it all go and give it all back to me. I have a place to put everything you cannot carry. You must trust me and give me your load to bear. You do not need to take on a burden that is mine and I know what to do about it. I have room in my house for all your needs. they aren't yours any more.
So, let me have everything in your closet you do not need any more. Clean out the things you have had a long time and give them back to me. I will restore it for you. I love you more than you will ever know. Get closer to me. Things are not as though they appear to be, so don't look at the way things are, but to me, the author and finisher of your faith. I have paid a high price to get you to love me and come to me and get to know me. I have taken all I have within to get to you so you can get to know me. It is not about you, but me. There's much more if you will come unto me and let me show you how much I have and care for you."
This is Lisa Patterson with the Good News that Jesus Loves You and wants You
to come to Him today!