Friday, January 21, 2011

encouraging word

sometimes, that's all it takes. a pat on the back, a "how are you doing?", a knowing that someone is in your corner cheering for you.

since i started #3in30 three weeks ago, i have relied on encouraging words to get me through. they're coming from friends, from family, my husband and children, from other bloggers, Twitter friends, Facebook posts, and even snail mail. i love it. i would have given up long ago on potty training Bubba, Project 365, and the 21-day Daniel Fast if it weren't for your encouraging words. thank you. thank you.

the encouragement that starts my day, every day, off on the right foot comes straight from the Lord. scripture He's taken me to in the past week:

"Mark a life of discipline and live wisely; don't squander your precious life. Blessed the woman who listens to me, awake and ready for me each morning, alert and responsive as I start my day's work. When you find me, you find life, real life, to say nothing of God's good pleasure." 
-Proverbs 8:33-35 The Message

"The Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation...I shall not die but live and declare the works of the Lord." 
-Psalm 118-14, 17-19 KJV

"You're my place of quiet retreat; I wait for Your Word to renew me...I lovingly embrace everything You say. I shiver in awe before You; Your decisions leave me speechless with reverence." 
-Psalm 119:114, 119-120 The Message

"How many are Your works, O Lord! In wisdom You made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures...When You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good things..." 
-Psalm 104:24, 28 NIV

He always has something good for me in His word. all i have to do is open it. read it. His encouraging words are right there- promised to ME! i rely on it. i cling to it. i grasp it. i trust it. His living, encouraging Word. 

what encouraging words are helping you accomplish your goals? how is God showing you that He's in your corner cheering for you? 

3 in 30 is a goal-setting support community hosted by my friends Meghan and Ashley link up each week for encouragement and motivation to tackle those goals 3 at a time each month.

please also visit Friday Feedback at A Steady Rain to ponder what God is teaching you lately...