About encourager1963

Tracey L. Moore (a.k.a. The Purposeful Poet) wants to take you down a spiritually poetic trail and challenge you to be your best for Christ. God taught her lessons and spoke to her through poems that were catalysts for her own spiritual and emotional transformation, and now she seeks to take her readers on a journey into wholeness. Her spiritual insights based on the Word of God inspire personal growth and transformation, prompt readers to look within themselves and to take inventory and the mental and spiritual steps needed to move towards more abundant living. After writing poetry and keeping personal journals for many years, Tracey has honed her craft and now her life purpose is to help others come to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to facilitate their wholeness through rhyme and spiritually inspiring, encouraging words that that heal. She holds a M.A. Degree in Christian Counseling from Oral Roberts University, and currently resides with her family in Norfolk, Virginia. Learn more about Tracey at www.TraceyLMoore.com

RECEIVING THE GUIDANCE OF GOD

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Know that your heavenly Father loves you dearly and wants to guide you in this life. In fact, He wants to guide you more than you want to be guided. However, if you want to be led by the Lord you must listen intently and follow His instructions.  Therefore, today I just want to put you in remembrance of some things.

In Proverbs 3:5-6, King Solomon writes, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways him, and he shall direct thy paths.” This is an awesome conditional promise of God. If we want His direction, we must remember that certain conditions have to be met:

  1. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. That means that you trust Him with every area of your life. You trust that His character is impeccable and He has your best interests at heart. You trust that He is faithful and will keep His Word. You have no double-mindedness, trusting Him one minute and doubting Him the next. You must be firm in your belief that He can indeed be relied upon.
  2. Lean not unto your own understanding. This requires that you admit to yourself you don’t know it all. He has a perspective on things that you don’t have, and your understanding is limited. You renounce self-sufficiency and make up in your mind that you will rely on His limitless, infinite understanding instead of your limited, finite understanding.
  3. Acknowledge Him in all your ways. This means that you continually consult Him before you move out in any direction. You are submitted to Him consistently, not taking counsel with yourself and saying, “I’ve got this” on certain things, and on others, you may consult Him if you think about it. You must make acknowledging Him a habit as you daily seek His direction in your quiet time with Him and pray without ceasing throughout your day.

When you meet these conditions, God says He WILL direct your path. That is a promise. And be mindful of the fact that hearing the voice of God is a learning process. We have to move out on what we think we hear which may be in the form of an impression, a thought, a word of wisdom or knowledge given through a person, or circumstances which line up a certain way.  Right or wrong, you need to be moving for Him to be able to guide you. Isaiah 30:21 (NIV) says, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.'” You must take God at His Word and believe that you hear Him and He will direct you as He promised. According to your faith be it unto you.

When you think about it, God is the best communicator in the world. If He knows you speak English, will He speak to you in Spanish?  Of course not! Is He not perfect in all of His ways? Therefore, He is able to communicate His instructions to you in a way that is clear because He wants you to hear Him. He wants to direct your path. He knows you inside and out and the best way to get you to hear and understand Him. The question is do you believe it? Are you listening? He wants to direct you into your destiny. Therefore, trust Him, lean on His understanding, and acknowledge Him in everything you do, and He will guide you safely to your destination, the fulfillment of the purpose for which He created you. And remember what God said to Joyce Meyer when she asked Him, “What if I miss You?” He replied, “If you miss Me, I’ll find you.”

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DELIVERANCE FROM THE FEAR OF MAN

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Today I want to discuss a topic that many people struggle with, and if you have gotten the victory in this area, please pray for the rest of us. I am talking about the fear of man. This is something that God has laid heavily on my heart lately, and I refuse to go into 2019 with the enemy still getting the victory in this area of my life. Therefore, I am sharing this because the Bible says, “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.” (James 5:16).

The truth is that the fear of man is a trap of the enemy. Proverbs  29:25 says, “The fear of man brings a snare: but whosoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”  When you fear man, you end up allowing others to control you. Fear of man will cause you to disobey God. Fear of man will cause you to say “yes,” when the Holy Spirit is telling you to say “no.” Fear of man will cause you to keep walking after the Holy Spirit has prompted you to witness to that person in your path. Fear of man will ultimately cause you to miss your destiny. That is why it’s imperative that you and I get to the place where the devil no longer has control over us in this area. This stronghold has to come down.

To address this issue, I’d like for us to look at Isaiah 51:12-13 (NASB) which reads as follows:

12“I, even I, am He who comforts you.
Who are you that you are afraid of man who dies
And of the son of man who is made like grass,

13That you have forgotten the LORD your Maker,
Who stretched out the heavens
And laid the foundations of the earth,
That you fear continually all day long because of the fury of the oppressor,
As he makes ready to destroy?
But where is the fury of the oppressor?

This passage reveals that the fear of man is really the result of having a faulty perception in three main areas:

A Wrong View of God.  The prophet Isaiah relays in verse 13, “You have forgotten the LORD your Maker who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth.”  Fear of man is a form of amnesia where I have forgotten Who God is. When the fear man is ruling us and we make decisions based on an attempt to please man, God is not being properly viewed as the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent Creator of the universe that He is. This improper perception of the heavenly Father must be dealt with if you desire to get the victory over the fear of man.

A Wrong View of Man. Verse 12 says, “I, even I, am He who comforts you.” God wants us to stop looking to man for comfort and approval.  He goes on to say. “You are afraid of a man who dies and the son of man who is made like grass.” God reminds us that man is simply a mere mortal who will die, and like grass, he is temporary. When you seek man’s approval, you have effectively elevated a mere human being to the level of God (which is idolatry), and the inevitable byproducts are disobedience and being controlled by man. Only when man is viewed in the proper perspective, will you and I be delivered from the fear of people and be controlled only by the Holy Spirit.

A Wrong View of Ourselves.  God asked the question in verse 12, “Who are you?” If I am going to obey God and overcome the fear of man, I need to have my identity secured in Christ. Our need for people’s approval is based on a fear that our value and worth is ultimately determined by what others think of us. Therefore, when you know who you are in Christ and have a correct view of yourself based on the Word of God, people will no longer be able to control you because your value and worth no longer rises and falls based on the thoughts and whims of man.

Beloved, Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” If you are ever going to fulfill the plan and purpose that God has preordained for your life, overcoming the fear of man is an absolute must. In Acts 5:29, when Peter was told to stop preaching the name of Jesus, he said, “We must obey God rather than men” (NASB). Therefore, purpose in your heart that you will obey the Holy Spirit and trust Him with every outcome knowing that God is the omnipotent Creator of the universe, mere mortals have no power to negate what God has decreed and declared over you, and you are the righteousness of God in Christ.

How has this post challenged your thinking in this area? Please share by leaving a comment below. 

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LORD, I NEED A RESURRECTION!

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I hope that you all had a glorious Resurrection Sunday! Unfortunately, I spent mine battling the flu.  I have never failed to be at church on an Easter Sunday in my life!! I guess there is a first time for everything. Not being able to participate in the celebration was disheartening, but I was able to fellowship with God at home and rejoice in the fact that Jesus has indeed risen from the dead!

When things happen that you don’t expect, it’s easy to get despondent. Life can knock you down sometimes, can’t it? In those times we need a resurrection! Below is a poem that I wrote called “Lord, I Need a Resurrection.” Perhaps you will be able to identify with the sentiments in the poem, but I also hope you will find encouragement.

I once heard Gordon Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network say, “You’re never too dead for a resurrection.” No matter how dead your situation may seem, God can flood the scene with His resurrection power at any moment. Remember, Jesus got up, so that you could get up no matter what is going on in your life. Hallelujah!

 

LORD, I NEED A RESURRECTION                                                                                  Copyright 2014 by Tracey L. Moore

Lord, I need a resurrection,

Please do a work in me,

Without Your resurrection power

I’ll never be truly free.

Lord, I need a resurrection,

A resurrection of my shattered dreams,

A resurrection of hopes that have long been dashed,

When “Enough!” my soul doth scream.

Lord, I need a resurrection,

A resurrection of my faith,

A resurrection of my trust in You,

On this journey that I face.

Lord, I need a resurrection,

A resurrection of my peace and joy

When the storms of life are raging,

And I’m overwhelmed by the enemy’s ploys.

Lord, I need a resurrection,

I need your resurrection power

To do the miraculous for me,

To manifest this very hour.

Lord, I need a resurrection,

The same spirit that raised You, Lord,

Now quickens my mortal body

As I stand upon Your Word.

I know You are the resurrection,

Your life for me You chose to give,

Because You got up from the grave,

I praise You, for I, too, now live.

Because you were resurrected

And that same power’s available to me

In the midst of my lifeless situation,

You’ll speak life, and it shall be.

 

 

HOW TO REJOICE IN THE LORD WHEN THE EVERYTHING FALLS APART

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We all know that life is not perfect. Jesus Himself said, “In this world, ye shall have tribulation” (John 16:33). We all are going to go through something, but the question is how do we hold on to our joy in the midst of adversity?

The prophet Habakkuk knew just how to deal with adversity. In the following passage of scripture, Habakkuk relayed how dire his circumstances were and what he decided to do about it. He writes in Habakkuk 3:17-19:

Though the fig tree does not bud
    and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
    and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
    and no cattle in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
    I will be joyful in God my Savior.

19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
    he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
    he enables me to tread on the heights.

This is truly one of my favorite passages. Who hasn’t been in this state? Have you ever had a day where everything seemed to go wrong? I know I have, and the prophet tells us just what to do: REJOICE IN GOD ANYWAY. And what does that mean?  The definition of “rejoice” is to feel joy or great delight.  Therefore, the next question is, what is it about God that will give you joy when you think about Him and pull you out of a spiritual tailspin? Here are a few His attributes on which to ponder that will light a fire in your soul:

  1. His Constancy. God says in Hebrews 13:5 that He will never leave you or forsake you.  He’s your best friend. He’s your heavenly Father. He is a very present help in trouble. When you call on Him, He will answer you and show you great and mighty things (Jeremiah 33:3).
  2. His Power. He has infinite power to change your situation. In fact, He says He’s able to do exceedingly abundantly above everything you can ask think or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). Also, if He has the power to change the circumstance, then it’s temporary.  Everything is subject to change except God’s Word. He said this momentary light affliction is working a far more eternal weight of glory (II Corinthians 4:17).
  3. His Love. God loves you with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). That means He has your best interests at heart. He always has good intentions toward you and plans for good and not evil (Jeremiah 29:11). Because of His love for you, He will help you overcome your difficult situation and come out of it as the head and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13)
  4. His Integrity. God is a definitely a Promise Keeper. All of His promises are “yes and amen” (II Corinthians 1:20), and He will do what He says He will do. So when a problem arises, you can count on Him to turn the situation around and work it all for your good (Romans 8:28).

To summarize, rejoicing in God requires that you keep Him and His magnificent qualities in the forefront of your mind, especially when everything falls apart. If you lose sight of Who He is, your joy is sure to wane.  Nehemiah says, “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” Therefore, if you can continue to keep your joy, you will stay spiritually strong.  So I encourage you if you are going through a tough time today, to refocus your attention on God and His many wonderful attributes. As the Apostle Paul said, “Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, Rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). God will strengthen and enable you by His power to walk on high places far above your circumstances (Habakkuk 3:19).

Do you have a testimony of how you kept your joy in the midst of a bad situation and God turned it around? Please share by leaving a comment below. 

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KINGDOM BENEFITS

Magnifying Benefits Stuart Miles

I know that we all have difficult things that we have to deal with as believers. However, today I want to remind you of your Kingdom benefits. When we focus on the benefits and give God gratitude for them, that will give us fuel to keep our spiritual fire stoked.  In Psalm 103:2-5 King David writes:

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Aren’t you glad there are a lot of perks available for us as citizens of the Kingdom? Let’s look at them one by one:

He forgives all my iniquities. The good news is God is not mad at you! Because of the blood of Jesus, God has forgiven all sins past, present, and future!  Jesus paid it all, and even though we are not perfect, God is not holding our sin against us. Now, that is certainly something to rejoice about. Hallelujah!

He heals all my diseases. Isaiah 53:5 says “By His stripes, we are healed.” If we believe that He forgives all iniquities, why do we find it so hard to believe that he heals all diseases? Jesus did say that Healing is the children’s bread (Matthew 15:26). He wants you well! Bless God!

He redeems my life from destruction. Whatever person or circumstance the devil has tried to use to destroy you, God promises to turn it around and work it for your good (Romans 8:28). You will be better off than you would have been if the situation had not happened.  If you believe God’s Word is true, even the bad things that have happened to you have redemptive value, and God can use them for His glory. Praise Him!

He crowns me with lovingkindness and tender mercies. Psalm 63:3 says “[His] lovingkindness is better than life.” His loving kindness compels Him to give us what we don’t deserve. Lamentations 3:23 says, “His mercies are new every morning.” His mercy compels Him to withhold from us what we do deserve. Thank You, Lord!

He fills my mouth with good things. God is your provider. His name is Jehovah Jireh.  He will always come through and take care of your needs, and you have no need to worry. Jesus promised, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.” Therefore, you don’t have to fend for yourself. God is so good!

My strength is renewed like the eagle. Isaiah 40:31 says, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint.” As you go forward on your spiritual journey, if you will stay connected to the Father, He will continually enable you to be energized and strengthened to do whatever He has called you to do (Philippians 4:13). He will enable you to run your race well and finish strong.  Glory to God!

So as you can see, we’ve got a benefits package in the Kingdom that is second to none.  We certainly have somethings to bless God for. When we choose to remember the benefits, we can tap into the promises of God, receive all that He has for us, and live the abundant life Jesus died to give us.

How have some of these Kingdom benefits manifested in your life? Please share by leaving a comment below. 

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THE SEVEN LIES OF OVERWHELM

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Have you ever felt overwhelmed? I know I have. It’s been a stronghold in my life for some time, and I am determined to overcome it in Jesus’ name. God does not want us to live in fear! He wants you to live by faith, trusting that you can indeed accomplish His will for your life. Therefore, you must labor to enter into His rest by rooting out the lies of the enemy and replacing them with the truth. I have identified the following 7 lies that lead to a sense of overwhelm:

  1. God has allowed me to receive more to do than I can handle in the time I have. I Corinthians 10:13 says, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” God doesn’t give us more than we can handle, but we ourselves can put ourselves in a position where we take on more than we can handle. Therefore, we must be led by the Holy Spirit as far as whether we say yes or no to requests that others make of us.
  2. I have to handle all of this by myself. God says in Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” How about factoring Him and His power into the equation? He says He’s a very present help in the time of trouble (Psalm 46:1). Also, He can either send help or instruct you to ask for help from people who have compassionate hearts.
  3. I will never be able to get all of this done. Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” The operative phrase is “through Christ.” God says He always causes you to triumph in Christ Jesus (II Corinthians 2:14). In the end, if you follow God’s instructions, you will win!
  4. Everything is equally important. Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” God wants you to set priorities. Some things we think of as a priority don’t even have a deadline.  Take the pressure off yourself by telling yourself the truth about the tasks that have been set before you.
  5. I must tackle everything at once. Exodus 23:20 says, “Little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.” Even God doesn’t try to do everything all at once. So obviously He won’t expect you to either. Therefore, break the task down into smaller pieces and just focus on the next task that must be done.
  6. I must respond perfectly. Psalm 103:13-14 says, “Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.” God knows we are not perfect. That’s why He sent Jesus. The truth is that if we seek God and do the best we can, He will make things come out alright. He is the main factor in the equation of what you are trying to accomplish anyway. Just do something, even if it’s not the most perfect action to take.
  7. If I don’t get it all done, it’s a catastrophe. Melanie Beatty said in the book Codependent No More, “Nothing is the end of the world, except the end of the world.” If you don’t get it all done, maybe God didn’t intend for you to get it all done. Maybe all of what you intended to accomplish wasn’t even on His radar. So do your best, and if it doesn’t get done, know that God loves you, and He indeed has a contingency plan. Therefore, there is no need to fear if you don’t get it all done. He will work all things together for good as He says in Romans 8:28.

The truth of the matter is that as long as we have Jesus living inside of us, we can never really be overwhelmed because He is never overwhelmed. He said, “In this world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Therefore, kick “overwhelm” out of your thoughts. Tell yourself, “I reject the spirit of overwhelm.” Faith in Jesus Christ is the victory that overcomes the world and dispels the lies that produce overwhelm in the first place.

 

Do you feel overwhelmed at times?  How do you deal with it? Please share and leave a comment below.

 

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GIVE US THIS DAY, OUR DAILY BREAD

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I was just thinking about how much I appreciate God as my Provider. Thank God, we don’t have to fend for ourselves, amen? Therefore, if you are trusting God to make a way for you, today my goal is simply to remind you that the Lord is indeed your Provider. In fact, He calls Himself Jehovah Jireh, the Lord Who Provides.

In the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13, Jesus gave the example of how to pray. When He said, “Give us this day, our daily bread,” He was encouraging His disciples to view God as Provider and seek Him for what they needed. However, when this important phrase is broken down into its basic components, spiritual truths for living the worry-free life become even more evident.

Give us…

Recognize God as the supplier of your needs. He is Jehovah Jireh and needs you to deeply understand 1) you have no ability to provide for yourself, and 2) your employer is not your source. Provision for your needs is His job alone. Your job is simply to follow the instructions He gives that will lead to provision. You have slipped into thinking you are the supplier of your own needs when you worry about where provision will come from. God hates self-sufficiency, and therefore you must resist the temptation to make your own way and get provision for yourself.  Prayer in this area is important so that you maintain a posture of dependence on God for everything.

This day…

Live one day at a time. God is focused on a specific window of time called “one day.” When you start to get anxious, wondering when provision will show up, remember that anxiety lurks outside of the window of today. You probably have your focus where it should NOT be: on tomorrow. Know that God is faithful, and He will only give you provision for the window of time He promised called today. Actually, today is all you really have. A wise woman once said, “Tomorrow is not even promised; you may die or Jesus may come.” If you have what you need today, God has fulfilled His obligation to you.

Our daily bread.

You can count on Him to be true to His Word and not allow a day to go by where you don’t have what you need. However, “Our” indicates that one person’s daily bread is different from another. God will give you what you need, and comparing what you have to other is dangerous and unnecessary. “Daily” indicates that the provision is repetitive and without ceasing day in and day out. Jesus said in Matthew 4:4, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Therefore, be confident the Lord will continuously provide the “Bread” of unceasing emotional, spiritual, and physical nourishment for you each day.

So as I meditate on the prayer, “Give us this day, our daily bread,” I want to make it my business to maintain the mindset of a receiver. If we want to stay in peace, we have got to stay away from self-sufficiency, which is pride in disguise, and look to God as our provider. Therefore, I encourage you to stay in today. Stay in faith and expect God to show up faithfully and provide His unique daily bread for your life.

 

Do you have a testimony of how God provided for you?  Please share and leave a comment below.

 

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