Encouraging Words, Prayer

An Outline for Encouragement

My son, if you receive my words,
And treasure my commands within you,
 2So that you incline your ear to wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding;
Yes, if you cry out for discernment,
And lift up your voice for understanding,
If you seek her as silver,
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
And find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 2:1-5 (NKJV)

God’s word is so alive and powerful. This scripture is used a lot in reference to “fearing the Lord”. However, today I find that it’s meaning is much more deeper than that.  I read this scripture and I see that if I take his word and let it transform my mind, If I use what His word says and start applying it to my circumstance;  I can save myself endless nights of worry.  If I begin to pray about my situation and look for God’s direction the way that I may look for my misplaced car keys, I may start to  fully understand the connection that God and I have. This direct line to encourage myself, to strengthen my faith and to eventually overcome any hurdle.  This guide is an instrumental that I should replay over and over, almost like a favorite song, engraving every piece of it into my mind and spirit to brace myself for future moments of weakness.

God has outlined a guide to help us encourage ourselves as well as others, use it! Challenge yourself to use each underlined word and add it to your current reality:

If … Receive… Treasure… Incline… Apply…Cry Out… Lift up… Seek… Search…Then…

Be encouraged.

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