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Showing posts with label fellowship. Show all posts
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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Encourage One Another – You Are Not Alone

 August 13, 2020 - LISTEN HERE

1 Thessalonians 5:11, 14-23

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing. 

And we exhort you: Warn those who are irresponsible, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone. See to it that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.

Rejoice always! Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Don’t stifle the Spirit. Don’t despise prophecies but examine everything carefully; hold on to what is good. Stay away from every kind of evil.

Now may the God of peace sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We all get discouraged and down in the dumps occasionally – and some times, it’s more than occasionally. We have life stressors: job responsibilities – or looking for work; elderly parents to care for; decisions about school vs homeschooling; struggles with all types of relationships; trying to make sense of it all as a business owner; caring for sick animals; trying to find the time to be a committed activist.......and the list could go and on.

This verse – which admonishes us to encourage one another and build each other up and gives a To Do list for how to achieve this task – is what @HappyHourWithDrT is all about. You can find the discussion LIVE each day, Monday through Friday on Instagram and then later on Disseminate.TV/@HappyHour and here, at www.HappyHourwithDrT.Blogspot.com (please share!)


I created Happy Hour for just this reason – to encourage one another.


When Paul wrote this letter to the Thessalonians, he was sending a strong word of encouragement. He included a list of things to do that will lift our mood and strengthen our spirit....and he closes with a blessing.


No matter what storm you’re facing right now, you have friends here at Happy Hour. Together, we can look to God in the midst of the storms....and we can choose to do one – or all – of these activities. The result will be to encouraging to others - which will pick up our mood! - because we prayed and helped someone else get closer to God. In the end, our spirit, soul, and body will feel better and those discouraging feelings will fade away.

 

Today's Prayer:

Dear Lord, we often get discouraged because our prayers are not being fulfilled or events are not materializing in OUR time frame. 


Lord, patience is NOT an attribute humans are born with. Patience is something we learn within the confines of being human. Thank you that this group of like-minded humans has found each other here at HappyHour. Together, and with Your presence, we can inspire each other to improve and encourage each other when we are sad.


We are grateful to have You to lean on, Lord. We trust Your timing is perfect, no matter how difficult it may be to accept the Human timeline. Thank You for putting Your hand on the steering wheel of each live that is here. Please hear our prayers Lord and deliver our requests, this or something better. And in all things, Thy will be done.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Morning Prayers - with Jill Noble

June 30, 2020 - LISTEN HERE

Psalm 5:3, 7
"LORD, in the morning you will hear my voice; In the morning I will pray to You, and I will watch for Your answer……Because of the abundance of your gracious love, I come into Your house. In awe of you, I will worship in your holy Temple."

I love my house in the summer. I try to get up 30 minutes earlier to can sit out on my front patio (my "outdoor office”). I have a cup of fresh coffee and then watch and listen as the neighborhood critters wake up - birds, bugs, squirrels. Sometimes a dog barking down the street and a deer trotting across the yard.  

The house faces East…and the morning sun is so peaceful and beautiful. Feeling the warmth of the sun, it is a wonderful time to pray. I start by giving thanks for my many blessings. Then I pray for all the special people in my life. Then I make my requests and Special Petitions known. There are days I wish I could just sit there in that peace, in His presence, for the entire day. Maybe that’s coming soon…..

As I get ready to engage the day, I anticipate “watching for His answer.” This IS God’s Holy Temple, the beauties of nature He created for us - and how magnificent is it that He created our five senses to hear, see, smell, touch and taste his Bounty and His majesty. None of these live inside a building. 

Today’s Prayer 
Dear Lord, thank You for Your creation….planet earth is the most incredible arboretum in the Universe. The diversity of animals, plants, beings of the air, and beings beneath the sea is a wonder to behold. We thank You for your blessings. We are grateful that the King of all the Earth hears us and wants to fulfill the desires of our heart. Remind us to come to You with a quiet mind so Your love and mercy will meet us in that place of peace. Thank you for your Love without end. In Jesus’ Name. Amen 

PS: Tonight, I had a special guest for the Happy Hour, Jill Nobel. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Christians Need Fellowship

June 17, 2020 - LISTEN HERE


Hebrews 10: 24-25 - "And let us continue to consider how to motivate one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, (as is the habit of some), but encouraging one another even more as you see the day of the Lord coming nearer."

 

Christians have an obligation to fellowship with other Christians. Gathering together is necessary to encourage, motivate, and inspire each other to stand strong in God’s Love. We need to do good things for one another. As I’ve said before, it’s Universal irony that we can use Instagram – owned by Facebook – to have fellowship with Christians from all over the world.

 

How else can we motivate each other to have courage? To resist the rulers, the powers of this dark world, that would control us, suppress us, mandatorily medicate us? What else can we do to encourage each other to TRUST? What can we do to motivate each other to use FAITH as both a noun (something tangible to hold to) and as a verb (directing God’s spirit to work for us)?


We never see ourselves the way that others see us. We look in the mirror and see our flaws, remember our mistakes, pick at our imperfections. When God looks at us, He loves us divinely and loves us tenderly because we are His kids.


I hope this daily Happy Hour gathering will become part of your daily routine. I hope it will grow – and you will bring others to the Table. God gave me the courage to step out and step up to do this in a very public platform. God drew you to this place because we are a collective power for His work in these challenging times…which could very well be heading toward the End Times.

 

Today’s Prayer:  

Dear Lord, thank You for using every tool available to get your Word to others. We are grateful to have this little gathering place on the Internet. We’re glad to spend this time together each day, sharing your Word and praying together. Bless everyone who is here – and those who will hear this later. Open each heart and mind to bring You closer to each one of us. Restore our natural state of well being. 


We pray for our cities, our country, our president. We pray for protection over the “good cops.” We pray that the “good doctors” – those who see the scam of what’s going on with this virus – will have the courage to stand up and speak out. We pray that this “temporary abnormal” in our society will dissolve soon into the history books as the biggest mistake taken by Humans against Humanity. Lord, we ask for these things – this or something better. Thy will be done. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.