I love to encourage my kids! I cherish the chance to remind them of what they have already accomplished when they get frustrated. It is a treasure to me when I get to walk beside them step by step and help them not get discouraged in the process. I often have a greater understanding of the payoff right around the bend. It is my pleasure to remind them to keep going! 

I have yet to find a better encourager then God! He will root us on and release courage exactly when we need it.  This has been true in my own life over and over again. We need to get something straight though. God is not a hype man. His words are not merely a scheme to get our emotions stirred and our heart pumping. Our God has nothing to do with vain attempts to egg you on into a temporary state of positivity. My God whose words formed the entire galaxy and spoke life into the very depths of the oceans, His words have more gravity then we can fathom. The reason God's written Word doesn’t seem to motivate you like the latest gym commercial is simple, you are looking for temporary hype instead of a faithful encourager.  

 If we honestly took the promises written in God's word and the words of hope whispered to our heart by the Holy Spirit as solid truth, motivation as we know it would not be necessary. We all have tired moments and tough days and God meets us right where we are, but things that merely make our flesh feel okay is not God's focus. It is the daily returning to these anchoring life-giving words that will propel us forward. Our spirit will take the lead, and our sometimes sluggish soul and body must follow. God will not be your hypeman He will be your promise keeper and the one who holds the light to your feet as you move towards all He has prepared for you! This partnership will produce life, but it does require active agreement from you.
Open the Word, be encouraged and Keep Going!

Psalms 100:5
For the Lord is always good and ready to receive you.
    He’s so loving that it will amaze you—
    so kind that it will astound you!
    And he is famous for his faithfulness toward all.
    Everyone knows our God can be trusted,
    for he keeps his promises to every generation!

Hebrews 6:13-15
Now when God made a promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater than himself, he swore an oath on his own integrity[a] to keep the promise as sure as God exists! 
 So he said,“Have no doubt, I promise to bless you over and over,
    and give you a son and multiply you without measure!”
So Abraham waited patiently in faith and succeeded in seeing the promise fulfilled.

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