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Sometimes we forget that God's Word is God's word.  He inspired it.  It's directly God breathed for our encouragement, teaching, correction, and comfort.  To try and add something to make His Word more clear is kinda...well...arrogant.

In recent weeks I've felt like I've been in a cloud partly because it's insane in my life right now, partly because it's blistering hot outside, and partly because of some emotional grief that I'm working through.  But in spite of the insanity in my life, I'm standing on the promise of these next verses and believing that as I trust God He will make me more than a conqueror.

I hope they encourage you.


In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  These have come so that our faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
1 Peter 1: 6,7

Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.  Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you.  This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be save--and that by God.
Philippians 1:27,28

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12-14

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus
Philippians 4: 6,7

The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 15: 4

The Lord detests men of perverse heart but He delights in those whose ways are blameless.
Proverbs 11: 20

But as for me, it is good to be near God.  I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.
Psalm 73: 28


You might also want to check out Psalm 1, Psalm 119, Proverbs 3: 5,6, Psalm 27, Psalm 35 just to share a few.  Ultimately, we have to remember to take into authority every idle thought that exalts itself above the knowledge of Christ (2 Cor. 10:5).  I am a daughter of God through Christ Jesus.  I am a joint heir through Christ Jesus.  I am victorious through Christ Jesus.  I have power through Christ Jesus.

Have a wonderful week finding and declaring who you are in Christ!

All Scriptures taken from the New International Version




10 comments

  1. Encouraging post! I really like the book of Philippians. So good! I know there are times when I don't live as I should. It's those moments I need the reminder that Christ is in me to help me become more like Him.

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    1. He's full of grace and mercy and love.

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  2. so glad I came across your blog :) Thanks for the encouraging post on a Monday ;)

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    1. I'm glad you did too. I think, for me, Monday is more discouraging than any other day.

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  3. What an encouraging post! Reading the Word is always such a blessing.

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  4. Wow what an amazing post Danette! Seriously THANK YOU! <3

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    1. Hope it want encouragement for you. I know it was for me.

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  5. Coming over here from Thought Provoking Thursday...I especially love Philippians so the reminders from that book were so good!

    Sending prayers your way for the emotional grief you are walking through...that His blood will cover and heal and restore above and beyond your expectations...

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  6. I so identify with what you are going through... each of us with our own grief and worry. And like you, the Word is my hope and strength. Thanks for sharing these beautiful ones to declare. You are so right... we are His, declaring his word over ourselves. I just wrote a post to encourage myself and others in that too... and yours comes as living water on my tongue.

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