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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Get Your Encouragement Here! Mondays Are G.R.E.A.T.!

Some beautiful, bright flowers to start the day (since we have momentary fog and rain)

Mondays are G.R.E.A.T.!
(Glad Rejoicing Encouraged And Thankful!)

Where did you find a little God-sent encouragement this week?
  Write a post (or comment) including a link back here to
"Mondays Are G.R.E.A.T!" Then link up and 
Get Your Encouragement Here!

Link up Below!

 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God:
yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.
Psalm 68:3
It's encouraging to realize that God has helped us through another week, sometimes in little ways.  What did God use to keep you going?  Did He let you know He was there? Speak to you through the Word? Send someone to help at just the right moment?  Here are 3 things which encouraged me this week:

  • One of my daughter's friends spent the night and spread sunshine through our home with her pleasant and cheerful ways.
  • A real-life friend who also blogs showed genuine pleasure in just being with me, sharing conversation over lunch.  When she got home, she remembered something I'd said and sent a follow-up email with information she thought might help me.
  • A radio broadcast was exactly what I needed to hear.  God used the Scriptures shared in the radio Bible Study to speak directly to my heart.  I rarely have the radio on, and almost never at that time of day, but the Holy Spirit prompted me to be in that place at that time so I could hear that message.

The quiet everyday promptings and interventions of the Holy Spirit often go unnoticed or unrecognized.  What "little" encouragements did God send your way this past week?

Post a word, a Bible verse, or about any little thing which the Lord did this past week to strengthen, encourage and keep you hangin' in there, pressing on and looking up, and then link up below! No blog? No problem! Just post a comment!

Have you ever noticed how many times in His Word God says something like, "Let the righteous be glad!"  Glad is a word which has lost much of its meaning, so I looked up the definition:

Here's what I found "Glad" means:
a : experiencing pleasure, joy, or delight : made happy
b : made pleased, satisfied, or grateful —often used with "of" (e.g. "glad of your help")
c : very willing

Gladness isn't something we can conjure up, but we're "made" glad in the Lord. So, God is saying:
  • Be "experiencing pleasure, joy, or delight" in Me.
  • Be "made happy" in Me.
  • Be "made pleased" in Me.  Be "satisfied" with Me.  Be "grateful" to Me.
  • (See Ps. 32:11)

Are you glad? Are you great? Or are you "fine"?
Often when asked how we are, we automatically answer, "Fine." 
But fine may mean "Feeling In Need of Encouragement"!
Change your
Glad Rejoicing Encouraged And Thankful!

God always enables us to do what His Word says.  He often sends people to help us!  That's what I've found in you:  a great-big-wonderful Encouragement with a capital "E"!

Join me, and spread the word! 

Mondays Are G.R.E.A.T.!

Where did you find a little God-sent encouragement this week?
Write a post (or comment) including a link back here to
"Mondays Are G.R.E.A.T.! 
Then link up, and let's all be glad in the Lord and Rejoice!

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Blogger Wendy said...

There, I made it easier for you! Now, you don't have to be the first one:) I'm looking forward to reading your encouraging words, friends.

May 2, 2011 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Thanks, Wendy!!

I appreciate the invitation. What a great idea! We ALL need encouragement. We ALL need to know that we're in this life together.

And we ALL need to know that we NEVER walk alone. God is with us EVERY step of the way - He will NEVER leave us or forsake us.


May 2, 2011 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Yes, we are never alone. What a blessed thought. One of the most precious promises and the secret of real joy.

In His presence is fullness of joy.

Thanks so much for linking up! Have a Great Monday!

May 2, 2011 at 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Phyllis Sather said...

Thanks for getting me out of my writing slump.

May 2, 2011 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

Hi Wendy;

Thanks for stopping by Reflections and for the invitation to join you here. I just placed my link and also linked back to your blog on my post.

Have a blessed and GREAT week.


May 2, 2011 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Thankful to and for each one of you who linked up this week! To all of my blog friends: Keep looking out for those little God-sightings when God brings encouragement and strength into your day just when you need it. Write it down, so you don't forget, and then link up on Mondays!
I hope you're all having an amazingly wonderful week,

May 4, 2011 at 7:10 PM  

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