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April 2016 Day 13
IF ONLY HE WAS ENCOURAGED!
BASIC SCRIPTURES: GENESIS 40:1- 23; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:11
One of the most hardened and notorious armed robbers in England, Mr. Daily Star, said that when he was in high school, his teacher called him to stand and read a passage in front of the class. He was a poor reader and the harder he tried, the more he failed. Then one day while in class, there was general laughter because he could not read, as usual. In the middle of the laughter, the young Daily Star exploded in great anger and with bloodshot eyes and clenched fists shouted as he left the class, “one day you will fear me! You will hate me, but this will be the last time you will laugh at me!” He bolted out and thereafter shook Britain in great fear till he was arrested. What went wrong? What’s the lesson? If he was just encouraged a little, he would probably have become one of the greatest stars and responsible citizens of Britain. Please encourage those you meet in life to pursue their dreams. In particular, encourage those that have failed or made mistakes. Never laugh at them or dwell in the castle of condemnation. Who does not make mistakes? Help others to fulfill their goals! Be a source of success for someone, whether children, pastors, business people; put courage into someone. That is encouragement and as you scatter encouragement into other people’s lives and ministries, you will never lack that 13-letter word: ENCOURAGEMENT! When you help interpret other people’s dreams, then yours will manifest. Joseph cared! (Vs. 6 of today’s first basic scripture). Joseph interpreted their dreams (vs. 12), yet his dream was in a limbo (vs. 23). But later, the God of harvest called JEHOVAH EBENEZER showed up (Genesis 41:1-37) and Joseph’s 17 year-old dream manifested. Go and do likewise! Declare 1 Thess. 5:11 many times as led today. Eddie Cantor said, “When I see the “most wanted list” of the police, I always have this thought: If we had made them feel wanted earlier, they wouldn’t be wanted now.” Make someone feel wanted!
PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 2: All will be well…
1. In your own way, pray about today’s devotional as led.
2. Thank God for today’s devotional again.
3. Ask for the grace to be an encouragement to children and those you will encounter today.
4. Pray for discouraged and confused lives today.
5. Lord, send me encouragers, as I encourage men in Jesus name. Make someone feel wanted as you go out today.
6. Pray any other prayer point(s) as you are led.