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Say It!

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

Proverbs 12:25

Pray It!

Father, help me bring encouragement to others through the words I speak

Amen.…

In This Corner…

In this corner we have Goliath, towering over 9 feet tall and weighing in around 650 pounds. And in this corner we have (well by all standards, the loser) a kid named David. I am not a fan of wrestling, but I understand enough to know that most of the time, those that face each other are pretty equal in size and weight.

The competitors get in a ring and throw jabs and punches in this hand-to-hand combat—all in an effort to take their opponent down. The winner is the last person standing. The story found in 1 Samuel 17 tells the story of the faceoff between the “giant” Goliath and the young man David.

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The Importance of Recycling

God told Jeremiah (an Old Testament prophet) to go and watch a potter at work. The potter, with his hands, would shape wet clay as it turned on a spinning wheel. As Jeremiah watched the item the potter was working on, it collapsed.

Jeremiah 18:3-4 “Then I went down to the potter’s house, and behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter…”

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How Do You Spell Barnabas?

I hear a lot about certain Bible characters like Abraham, Moses, David, Paul, Peter, James, and many more. However, not too much is discussed about a man named Barnabas. Yet he, like the others, is a true hero of the faith. 

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Heroes have a special ability or talent. Do you want to take a guess on Barnabas’ talent? He was a people-builder. What a ministry…investing in people.

There are not many Scriptures concerning Barnabas, but there are enough to give us a glimpse of the type of person he was.

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Mary or Martha?

The apostle Luke tells us a story about a woman named Martha. Martha became frustrated over things that were going on around her. She was distracted and anxious. She was upset thinking she was the only one working. The story makes me smile. Martha is so human. She even suggested to Jesus that he tell her sister Mary to get up and help her.

Luke 10:40 “But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.”

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