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30 Days Of singles Encouragement

Discussion in 'Singles (Only*)' started by songz777, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. songz777

    songz777 Spouse first strengthens your marriage

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    Encouragements for those who do not want to be single.

    http://www.singlefornow.net/
    Page #1 -126. 31 Days Of Encouraging Thoughts.
    Page #129. Will God Provide?
    Page #141. How Do We Cope With Emotional Pain?
    Page #164. Letting Go of Second Best.
    Page #181. Making The Most of Being Single.
    Page #233. Is It Time For God To Answer
    Page #244. Dispelling Singles Myths.
    Page #266. Power of Love. Prayer & Faith


    Day 1.
    Peter was coming from a fruitless night of fishing and he knew the best places to fish and the conditions. Jesus says go back again and throw your net on the other side. Peter said "Lord its a waste of time, i know whats best in these waters" but Jesus do it again but this time throw your net on the RIGHT side of the boat. Peter thought NO WAY will I catch anything .. but Ok Lord because you asked I will do so. He obeyed and wow what a catch. May be we have been trying to meet our needs which are right but in the wrong way. God may be saying "Try it a different way" Try it my way that is try it even in an illogical way. We may feel that we should give up on a situation but God may say TRY AGAIN but MY WAY and METHOD and TIME. Go on try.
     
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  2. 2scoops

    2scoops The LORD is on my side; I will not fear

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    Amen. I also like the story of Abraham and Sarah. God said Sarah would conceive when she was 90 and her husband 100. She laughed at God and God responded "is there anything too hard for the Lord?" With men some things are impossible, but with God, All things are possible.
     
  3. songz777

    songz777 Spouse first strengthens your marriage

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    Yes I love that Verse With God ALL things possible .. oh to really know that in my life.. and that God will actually do an impossible thing for me as well as folks like you.
     
  4. BoarderDave

    BoarderDave SoCal Beachaholic

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    Nice.. :)
     
  5. songz777

    songz777 Spouse first strengthens your marriage

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    Day 2 Singles Encouragement

    Isaiah 30:18 "The Lord will wait so that He may be gracious to you.."

    The pain of waiting is real. waiting only hurts when we wait for something we really want. If its a spouse or a family the pain could be greater.
    As we wait our character is shaped and improved by God. Waiting is a trial and it seems endless but jOY does come in the end. Winters of affliction give way to the joys of summer of blessing.

    The Lord LONGS to bless you as "wait" can be translated also. He longs to bless us but He is waiting for the BEST time for His glory, others blessing and our BEST blessing.
     
  6. Axcelcius

    Axcelcius Regular Member

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    I really like this one. So often in the Bible are people trying to fulfill legitimate needs in illegitimate ways. "Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word from the mouth of God"
     
  7. Evie1980

    Evie1980 Learning to thrive

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    Thank you again John!
    Waiting is always difficult yet so many times when we finally get to go fishing we want to do it our way! I know that I am now reorganising your work (which I am very sorry about) but my mind seems to be working this way. How many times do we finally get an opportunity to leave our moment of waiting, when the spring has finally come, rush out and put the nets in the water and find that nothing is coming? So we keep trying and crying out in our anguish and then finally we give in. We drag our boats to the shore, certain that we got it wrong, when we hear a voice saying 'do this My way not yours. Lean on Me and not on your own understanding. Trust in Me and I will make you a fisher of man!' We go back and catch all that God wanted us to because He is with us this time. We are doing it with Him and we reap a harvest that only the King could provide!

    Thank you for a wonderful message again! It was wonderful bedtime reading! :clap:
     
  8. 2scoops

    2scoops The LORD is on my side; I will not fear

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    Yeah, that's where faith come into play. Faith is things hoped for, things yet unseen. God loves faith, Satan loves fear.
     
  9. BoarderDave

    BoarderDave SoCal Beachaholic

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    Oooh, waiting. This is a great subject for my life right now. Thanks for doing this man.. look forward to the next 28 days. :D
     
  10. songz777

    songz777 Spouse first strengthens your marriage

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    Thanks all I pray I have the right words for each day .. and do not dry up :)
     
  11. songz777

    songz777 Spouse first strengthens your marriage

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    30 Days of Encouragement for Singles.

    Day 3

    The Lord knows How You feel

    Those who are single not choice and not by gift are the ones who will suffer persecution from the enemy. He delights to attack our emotions and mind with “emotional pain” or “depression”

    Yet as we face the current season in our lives without someone special to talk to, laugh or share with; there is a ray of light that penetrates through the cloud of gloom, and that is the promise on Corinthians "Eye has not seen nor has ear heard nor has the mind conceived the things God has prepared for those who love Him”

    This gives such comfort, when the waiting and waiting whether many years or few, seem to be endless.
    How many times have you felt left out while the “couples” seem to be having all the fun. Yet they have their reward now but God has a special blessing for us HERE NOW and in HEAVEN and that PROMISE is for us.
    WE cannot imagine the JOY and HAPPINESS that fill the hearts of us who have waited and suffered so much; so if your in the category, then REJOICE there is a wonderful future for you and I.
    Can just imagine finally meeting and falling in love with that person you have waited and hurt for so much?
    According to God word it will be like a “Dream come true” like when the Jews came back to Zion Psalm 126:1. Hope to the end, tears will dry and give way to laughter. I have waited 20 years and I know what pain is and seeming missed years. Yet Joel 2:25 will be for me.
    May you be cheered to day.
     
  12. Evie1980

    Evie1980 Learning to thrive

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    Once again John you did a marvelous message!

    I suffer greatly from being single. I am not exactly why and have struggled with this feeling for a long time. I guess it is one of my weaker points (I have many so I really can't say it is my one weak point :D ). I realise now that it was a door that I left open for the enemy to enter. Oh the pain I have suffered from not wanting to close that door and let God take control ... but there is hope.


    I loved your quote from Corinthians "Eye has not seen nor has ear heard nor has the mind conceived the things God has prepared for those who love Him”
    How many times have I tried to prepare my own meals in my Fathers house? I keep trying to take over the kitchen yet I am a mediocre cook at best (I haven't killed anyone but I am not a chef that's for sure. I know cause my brother is). Yet still I pull out my recipe book in the sight of the Lord God and try my best anyway. Lets just say it never works out exactly how I planned. Yet one of these days (soon preferably) I may actually let go of my recipe book ...

    And then there is the rejoicing... Oh how I love to rejoice. It makes me so alive I can barely breathe and yet I am always feeling a pull away from that (I guess the enemy knows about that door too :D ). There is so much I could rejoice in yet choose not to. The choice is always mine. I am working on it...

    And to finish with Joel 2:26 and 27 the promise of restoration found in 2:25 (as you so kindly pointed out to us) follows with this "You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be ashamed. Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the LORD your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed".

    What awesome promises we have in God! That we will have plenty, we will praise God, we will know God as who He is and we will no longer be shamed! What wonderul verses to fill our lives with.

    Thank you again
     
  13. songz777

    songz777 Spouse first strengthens your marriage

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    30 days of Encouragement.

    My evening verse.

    Psa 27:13 I am certain that I will see the LORD's goodness in the land of the living.
    Psa 27:14 Wait for the LORD; be courageous and let your heart be strong. Wait for the LORD.

    The Lord here says that YOU will see my BLESSING in the HERE and NOW not jsut in heaven.

    I take comfort from these verse when I feel forgotten.
     
  14. songz777

    songz777 Spouse first strengthens your marriage

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    30 Days of Singles Encouragement.​
    DAY 4

    Do you feel everyone is being BLEST before you are?
    It seems unfair you may have waited far longer than many, and yet the Lord seems to rush to bless other people with friends and relationships but for you it seems like He has lost the paper work of your request.
    John 5:5 One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years.
    This man had been there unable to get in the water for 38 years! Many people were being blest before him and how unfair that seemed!
    But this man would be remembered for ever by having his name written in the bible.
    This man had a special blessing because the God of all creation healed him.
    How much more grateful will we be when our prayer is answered because of the “sorrows” of being single, when we receive Gods gift to us?
    This man was probably very sad many times but unlike him we have Gods spirit in us to help us live life to the full now and not later when we have our hearts desire.
    God is good all the time its just when we hurt we tend to forget this truth.
    There is hope for our future and this will not be cut off!
    This man had GREAT JOY and so to will we when the dawn breaks and a new era begins for us as it did for him. “Sorrow may last the night but joy comes in the morning”
     
  15. Evie1980

    Evie1980 Learning to thrive

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    Yes John, I do believe God has lost my paper work or placed it in the wrong filing cabinet! :D

    You are right we have the opportunity to live everyday with awesome assurance that one day things are going to get better. Even though it may not seem it we are still receiving God's blessings. Everyday we have the opportunity to walk and talk with our Lord God. Our hearts are filled with the Spirit and we have the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. We still have a glorious life even when it all seems to be falling to pieces for God is always with us. Oh what a glorious day it will be when all I desire is Him! The day I honesty pray all I want is You God and nothing else. Yes, life is good. All I need is my Lord God and ...
     
  16. songz777

    songz777 Spouse first strengthens your marriage

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    30 Days of singles Encouragement.

    My evening verse.

    Luke 1:37 For nothing will be impossible with God.

    How helpess situations can seem, yet the Lord assures us of His power. May he the Lord of all creation actually do impossible things for us that we may fall down with even deeper hearts of gratitude.
     
  17. silentpoet

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    That is the point. Each day is an accusation against God. The more the days pile up the harder it is to refute any of it. There is not any evidence to counteract these accusations. It takes almost all of my faith. I have nothing left to do any good really. And no real motivation to serve God who shows no signs of rebuking the devil for the harm done to me. God shows no signs of ever coming through. I can fight but when there is no sign of God ever coming to my aid what is the point of fighting these battles. I have heard lots of promises and I try to keep those in mind, but they seem very empty words when I don't see God backing up His words. My faith is very threadbare. I don't know how much longer I can hold on.
     
  18. ktea

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    Thanks so much for this encouragement its just what i've been in need of.
     
  19. Evie1980

    Evie1980 Learning to thrive

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    I am so sorry silentpoet. I know the feeling. It is hard to hold on to promises when you feel that they will never be fulfilled. It is hard to hold on to nothing. All I can do is pray for you...

    Dear Lord and Heavenly,
    We thankyou that silentpoet is a witness unto you. We thank you that he is a kind and caring servant of You. We thank you that he enourages others in their faith and that he knows You as his Lord and Saviour. Thank you that he is able to share his relationship with You with others that he may be able to help others see Your wonerful blessing in his life.
    Dear God, we know that You are the provider of all things good. That you provide us with all our needs according to Your richness in mercy. Dear Lord, we pray for our good friend silentpoet who has shared his heart with us. Be with him Lord. Provide for him in his time of need. Help him to hold fast to You. Help him to seek You and know that Your promises apply to Him. May your blessing fall upon him like rain. May he know your will for his life and provide him the strength to walk in Your ways all the days of his life.
    In Jesus name,
    Amen
     
  20. songz777

    songz777 Spouse first strengthens your marriage

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    30 Days of Singles Encouragement.

    DAY 5

    Dead Hopes.
    John 11:39 Jesus said, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said, Lord, by this time the body will be smelling, for he has been dead four days.
    Last night I was thinking of what to write today. Well I thought of the helpless state of past situations in my life. You see there are times when the situation seems hopeless that we are praying about, yet deep down there is some hope. Lazarus was dead but he had only just died, so Jesus could raise a dead person. Jesus could raise and turn around a dead situation.
    But then dead becomes deader than dead as regards hope not only hope of a miracle had gone but also now the body was decaying. I mean that was just beyond hope now.
    Well I have situations in my life that were once just hopeless or dead, but now they have gone to “decay” they are beyond or help as it seems. Yet with God this is not so, and even from the ashes of impossibility there is till hope with God. All I need to say is “Lord the situation is beyond or hope, yet with you that can be changed, so please help me just to believe that”
    Easier said than done when you feel so low during the evening hours, but God delights in the impossible and hopeless situations. After all He knew about Lazarus but delayed still further for 4 days so that He could show His power to people. May you see His power as I hope to as well.
     
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