Pearl 25: Reassurance
Pearl 27: Looking for You

Pearl 26: Encouragement

TOPIC: Purpose and Fear

"Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong
and whom I serve stood beside me and said,
‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar;
and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you'" - Acts 27:23-24.

When all on the ship to Rome appeared lost, an angel appeared to Paul, reminding Him of God's promise that he would witness to Caesar. Paul in turn encouraged everyone else with the words with which God had encouraged him. When you are functioning in purpose, God will provide abundant grace to help and encourage you.  Are you giving your all to your purpose? Or are you sitting on the sidelines in fear, hoping that God will do for you what only you can do for yourself, and that is obey His will for your life?

Lord, I need Your encouragement but I know I can only receive it when I have earned it. And I earn it by obediently taking steps to complete the purpose assignment You have given me. Forgive me for waiting for You to do what You expect me to do, and that is act in faith and purposeful hope.

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if you are going to give toward the widows and orphans in Kenya, now would be a great time to do so!  I depart this coming Thursday. You can give via my website or let me know that you are sending a check. 

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