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Sunday’s Monday

To get us started on the same page I went to for a better understanding of reassurance - something, such as information, praise, or an action or gesture, that soothes, comforts, or restores to confidence. The fact is we all are born with a need for reassurance and affirmation of who we are, what we do, and/or how we feel. As the definition states, we have the power to restore someone’s self-confidence through our words when given in love. Having said that; why do you think people neglect to confirm each other? I was listening to a speaker last week who stated the Christian community is the least likely to confirm, affirm or encourage people inside or outside the faith. It is as if we completely missed the scripture written in Romans 12:15 (NLT), Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. People simply need to be reminded that they are not alone and that they are loved by God and me for the contribution they bring to the table of life.

The fact is we humans grow weak and weary easily and Satan uses this to feed frustration and discouragement. These aren’t the cause they’re merely symptoms of the evil one stirring the pot and brewing up a batch of self-negativity to neutralize what God has planted within His followers. Satan can’t create, He is a destroyer and should he be able to set up housekeeping within your mind he can reinforce the habitation of doubt and fear to weaken and eventually destroy our faith in God through self-pity. Satan is the world’s greatest pity party planner there has been or will ever be. Here’s my take on passing through this land, “we will each have to walk through our own Hell in this life to get to our eternity in either Heaven or Hell!” Thank God, we only have to walk it alone if we so choose. God is always with us, He has paved the way with mentors, guides, teachers, cheerleaders, and best of all His Holy Spirit to lead us to each. But it’s our choice, free will determines our journey and destination. If any of us is alone in this world it is by your choice because God has designed a wonderful support system. Take a look at Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NLT), 9 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.May God show you, someone, to walk with you.

I would like to reassure every reader with my thoughts on the success mentioned in the above verse. I am a success if I am a little closer to Jesus today than yesterday. If I am obedient to offer words of reassurance, encouragement, and love. I have succeeded each time I put Jesus ahead of me and the beauty of it all is, Jesus made me a success the minute I let Him in. I’m sure there will be those that disagree with me and that’s ok because I’m not walking through their hell but I will if they ask me to. Ain’t that beautiful! You see I do my best to live in Hebrews 11:1 (NLT), Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. It’s time to get out of the flesh and let His spirit deal spirit to spirit.

Many of you know that old hymn written in 1873 by Fanny Crosby and Phoebe Knapp who gathered together and developed the song, “Blessed Assurance”. The words to this hymn are life-changing if you can understand what they mean. For example; Perfect submission, all is at rest, I in my Savior am happy and blessed. Watching and waiting, looking above, filled with His goodness, lost in His love. Once we get hold of this, we can thank God for assuring us to be ready for the reassuring of others. As for me, the best reassurance I receive is for someone to simply say, “I appreciate you allowing me to walk with you for this season.

Father, I come to you today with a heart to serve in your assurance department. I see the need for every part to fit and work correctly. Help us Jesus to not only reassure others but to affirm their essential contribution to the body of Christ. May we live each day in Ephesians 4:16 (NLT), He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Lord, if we ever get this in our hearts, our world will be drawn toward you. Amen


PS: Tomorrow 6-12-23 will mark 31 years of sobriety as well it will tie my number of years as an addict. I have posted part of my testimony on www. to commemorate what God has done in my life. Thank you.


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