Thursday, December 3, 2009

Be encouraged!

Acts 22:11

That night the Lord appeared to Paul and said, "Be encouraged, Paul…."

Just imagine. The crowds were once again shouting the words Kill him, Kill him. He had been bound and whipped. He was being held in the fortress while his fate was being determined.

I picture him on the stone floor or bench and hearing the words ~ Be encouraged Paul from the Lord. The room was probably lighter, the floor wasn't quite so hard and things were going to be okay…

The same is true for each of us. The Lord tells each of "Be encouraged, Debbie"..

Be encouraged…. Why? He loves us so very much.

Wherever you are...imagine...what is pulling on you, what is holding you down, what is making your world dark …Listen for the Lord…He will encourage!



1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, as I read the words of the Lord to Paul, "Be encouraged" I thought how personal and tender they were.

Our Lord wants us to be encouraged in whatever we are going through. The Lord called Paul by name and and told him there was still more work to be done.

I can hear Him say, "Be encouraged, Frankie...."