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21 Days of Encouragement (21 D.O.E)

Going into 2017 I realized that I have done a full circle. I spent all of 2016 coming right back to this same point with some new lessons learned along the way. So since I am right back where I was I decided I would actually finish this series that I started this same time last year, I think I did 3 days of these posts so I will probably fill in where I see fit for the things that have changed since I wrote them and then the rest will be new.

Starting today my church is starting 21 days of prayer and fasting. I am actually really excited because I think now that I will actually be able to get some gasoline behind what I really need to be doing with my life. Every time 21 days comes around I always get really excited because it is such an awesome starting point to get focused on God. Which is SO what I need!

“So do not fear, for I am with you;do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NIV

This verse is everything I need at the moment. I lived a whole year in fear, in dismay, and in weakness. For most of the year, although I know who God is and do have a relationship with God, I chose to really live the year with out having what I would call direct faith in God. I know and acknowledge that He is more than capable to do what He says He would. I just chose on purpose to believe and to say that He wouldn’t do it, and do you know He still upheld me with his hands. The days that I struggled the most where the days that He would show his love through physical acts, that I could not even try to deny were from him. When I thought that I was alone he made sure that his presence was known wether it was through the songs that I listened to or through words people said he was always showing me that he was there and available.

I am so glad that in spite of what we go through, fear, or run from God always has us in His hand and working out different routes to get us to the destination that aligns with His will and is best for us. We just have to trust him and trust that he knows what he is doing… Oh and by the way HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING!

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