Tonight (Wednesday) I finally got to go to a Wed night service at church. It seems like it has been forever but with the home buying classes all done now I can start going back to church in the middle of the week. It seems like (as always) the message was timely for me.
The topic was Defeating Discouragement, using Nehemiah and the rebuilding of the wall in Jerusalem as an illustration. I thought it would be beneficial to post my notes here.. for me and for anyone else who may need it.. because let's face it.. we all feel discouraged now and then.
What causes it? Outside and internal influences:
Ridicule.. by those around you or even you yourself.
Doubt Sarcastic.. from those around you
Being tiered physically and mentally.. fatigue.
Pessimistic.. negative ppl around you
Cures for Discouragement
Ask God for help!!
Prayer before proceeding
Don't talk back or feed into those being negative around you.. Talk to God instead
Press on.. Don't stop, keep going
Reorganize your priorities, change your approach.
Remember who God is!!
Stay focused on the Lord and NOT on the situation.
Get good rest so you can be refreshed for the next day and the next task.
I asked for some scriptures to read when we are feeling discouragement and I was promised to have those gotten to me by Sunday.. I'll repost them here.
Also tonight the prayer group I head up met for a chat time in the group's chat room(pubg400680284846829chat Wednesdaynights at 10p.m. Central time ). We prayed and fellowship. We are going to try and make this a weekly event for our group but as always anyone who needs prayer is free to join in or even just post requests at Prayer In Jesus Name.
Also I wanted to point youall to listen to the last week's Watchmen Radio's program posted on Count Down USA or click here. Our very own Hunter from Jesus Is Coming In This Generation can be heard reading the news of the week. He has a very sweet voice and it was neat to get toput a voice behind the entries he posts with such passion. I just started looking threw the site but it seems to be a very informative End Times ministry and a short wave radio is going on my wish list lol. I also have put in my reminders to listen every Friday night 10 p.m. Est. to hear the show Watchmen Radio live online. Check it out!