Due to the issues that have been popping up regularly at our present church, my husband has decided that we are leaving. We do not know where we will go but pray that the Lord will lead us to a church that will strive to be Holy and encourage us to live Holy lives. We are wrapping up things and will leave the end of this month.
One of the sweet Titus 2 women at church sent me an encouraging email this morning. (Thank you Mrs. B.) It is good to know that others are praying for you. She included that she was praying the following verses for us and prayed that we will be comforted.
2 Cor 1:3-7
3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation. KJV
2 Cor 4:16-18
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. KJV
Who are you praying for? You might be amazed how encouraging a card or email might be for those you are praying for.
Heb 3:13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. NIV
1 Thess 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. NIV
If you are ever impressed with the thought that you should write a note or call up someone, commit to doing it. You may never know how much just a simple act of obedience might encourage another.