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A Word Of Encouragement

Updated on November 18, 2014
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You Are an Overcomer

Happy New Day! Be encouraged that you have overcome and are still here to face a new day with all of its good, bad, and ugly by the grace of God, who is faithful and true to His word:

(Romans 8:36-37) As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.(John 16:33) "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."


Trust God

As the song says, "because He lives (Jesus) we can face tomorrow, because He lives all fear is gone, because we know who holds our future life is worth the living because our Savior lives." Regardless of what obstacles, trials, or ailments present themselves, we can respond (not react) to them in peace, trusting that God is with us protecting, guiding, and teaching us on our journey through life.

It is not in the reaching of the ultimate destination that will please God, it is how we get there. It will be in faithfully living a life of trust, integrity, love and forgiveness, cultivating and expressing the fruits of the Spirit along the way.

Each day that God wakes us up in our right minds with a reasonable portion of good health, we have been granted a new opportunity to live a fulfilling purposeful life and be a blessing to someone else in the process.

May you be blessed by the following poem from page 8 of my book, On Solid Ground:

Be Encouraged

Be strengthened through your struggles and allow grace to ease the pain. Don't despair in situations, your perseverance is not in vain.

The good work that God's begun in you will be completed unto the end. Be encouraged throughout the journey and let Christ become your closest friend.

Study God's word and stand on His promises, they are there for you to claim. God loves you so completely and He knows your need and name.

Lean not to your own understanding, receive peace and comfort and let the Holy Spirit guide. Call on Jesus and experience the power that has been tested and been tried.

(Psalm 42:5) "Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted in me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance."

Believe that ALL WILL BE FINE because GOD will be with you and provide opportunities for you to SHINE.

Now go forward in each new day, being fully present one moment at a time, and live an intentional life in hope and expectation of the abundant possibilities that God has prepared for you to experience and grow through.

Abundant blessings,

Jo Anne Meekins

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    • Inspired 4 U profile imageAUTHOR

      Jo Anne Meekins 

      6 years ago from Queens, NY

      @ Field of Flowers- Thank you! I am encouraged by that knowledge and your kind words and vote. God bless you always.

      @ Esther Maria- Wow, thank you for sharing my info! Yes, healing is continually needed on every level of our being- spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. As spiritual beings having a human experience, we must begin by remembering who we are and whose we are, allowing Holy Spirit to renew our minds and transform our lives through our obedience to God's word and His grace. It's an inside out process. Also, I have found that praise and worship always lifts me out of a spirit of heaviness, shifting me into a posture of joy, freedom, peace and victory. I appreciate your encouragement to write and be used of God. It reminds me why I do this and helps me to stay the course. Be blessed.

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      ESTHERMARIA WEEKS 

      6 years ago

      YES,YOU ARE INSPIRED BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. I SHARED YOUR HEALING INFO ON FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE NAME OF YOUR LOVED ONE: IS HEALED. THE RECENT DEATH OF SO MANY PEOPLE IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY,2012; THERE IS AN AIR OF GRIEF THAT IS NUMBING,PAINFUL AND HEAVY. WE NEED HEALING EVEN THOUGH WE SEE NO PHYSICAL FORM OF SICKNESS. IT IS SPIRITUAL HEALING THAT;WE NEED AND THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THAT THE GARMENT OF PRAISE IS OUR COVERING,THAT WE MUST PUT IT ON, FOR THE spirit of heaviness, GOD KNOWS WHAT IS HAPPENING TO US; THAT WE KNOW NOT OF BUT YET WE DISCERN IT.

      I ENJOYED YOUR HEALING WORDS AND KNEW THAT MANY OTHERS WOULD ENJOY IT AND WHAT EVER YOU WRITE. KEEP LETTING THE HOLY SPIRIT USE YOU TO THE UTMOST AND GOD'S HIGHEST PLAN AND PURPOSE.

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      Field-Of-Flowers 

      7 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Inspired 4 U! This is a great hub! I can relate so well to what you wrote, "You have overcome and are still here to face a new day with all of its good, bad, and ugly by the grace of God, who is faithful and true to His word". And,"Be strengthened through your struggles and allow grace to ease the pain." My writings give testimony to that.

      I voted this up, useful and beautiful! Thanks for writing this and may you be encouraged today knowing that you are thought of and loved... by a Mighty God! Pretty cool, isn't it?!

      Have a great day and God bless! :-)

    • Inspired 4 U profile imageAUTHOR

      Jo Anne Meekins 

      9 years ago from Queens, NY

      Thank you for becoming my fan. I am honored. I believe that if you discipline yourself to do what really makes you happy, then money will eventually be no concern; and hubpages is a good place to start writing more often of your on interests or answering the requests of others. Be blessed and stay encouraged.

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      fairy710 

      9 years ago from bayonne, nj

      This hub reminded me alot about what we spoke of today. very inspiring. i also love the hub about pursuing your passion, as i could really relate to what you said about how writing and poetry make you feel. i know that God has a special plan for my life. and i will do my best to be still and to listen for His answers. and will definitely write more often as that is what really makes me happy. and that is what i would do with my time if money was no concern. that's for sure!

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