Private: Encouraging Words

Read Matthew 4:1-4(NLT) Thought for the Day: Peace comes from putting God first. We are most vulnerable to making poor decisions when we are Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and/or Tired (“H.A.L.T.”). If we take a moment and look back at our most difficult moments, many of them occurred...

Read 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (NLT) Thought for the Day: We are Jesus’ ambassadors. For many of us, we have had moments where we have wondered what it would be like to achieve fame and celebrity status. Take a moment to imagine what life would be like...

Read 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 (NLT) Thought for the Day: “The things we see now will soon be gone!” In 1956, a Christian missionary named Jim Eliot was killed in Ecuador by the very people he had gone down to preach the Gospel to. Having gone to Ecuador...

Read Jonah 4 Thought for the Day: God is merciful and compassionate! He got everything he had said he wanted. Jonah arrived in Nineveh, warned the people to repent, and they did. Even the pagan king issued a royal decree ordering the city to fast, turn away...

Read Jonah 3 Thought for the Day: I will trust God! Far too many Christians seem to live by Murphy’s Law. However, when we trust God during trying times, we discover that God always has a plan. If we are really listening to God, we even learn...

Read Jonah 2 Thought for the Day: God is a God of Second Chances! While the actual moment of rescue is one of triumph and courage, it is impossible to be rescued without first facing disaster. The “Miracle of Dunkirk” (during World War II) is an inspirational...

Read Jonah 1:7-17 Thought for the Day: God pursues us! Jonah decided that it was time to run away. Faced with a daunting task (go to the capital city of the most violent civilization and tell them to stop being evil), Jonah looked for a way out....

Read Jonah 1:1-6 Thought for the Day: Even when I mess up, my story isn’t over! Consider what it means to be a hero. Throughout the ages, audiences have been especially drawn to stories of ordinary men and women who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances before emerging...