Have you ever been feeling low and then felt lifted just by a few kind, well timed and sincere words of encouragement? I have, and I remember those times with gratitude to the friends who encouraged me and to the The Lord, who sent them, just when I needed them.
Isaiah 43 When was the last time you received a love letter? In this digital age we don’t really write letters anymore, do we? It’s all been replaced by text. I don’t know what it’s like in other cultures but in our culture here in Northern Ireland we aren’t exactly known as the most Romantic.
Romans 12:16a ” Live in harmony with each other ” Have you have ever sung with a band, worship team, or choir? Then you’ll know what it’s like when you first hear the song that you’re going to be singing together. You might not have heard it before and as a group you have to
John 7:37-38 ESV “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” I don’t know about you, but when I read this verse, I often focus with much gratitude on the first part of it.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4, 6 ESV“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 Most of us were read or told the Bible stories as children of Old Testament characters such as Joseph, Moses, Noah, Elijah, Elisha, and others. We view