What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Just a Little Pep Talk -Updated

This is a rerun of a previous posting from over two years ago...but I came across it tonight and it spoke to my heart again...and I felt that God wanted me to share it with you again as well.  Perhaps there is someone out there who needs this "Little Pep Talk" tonight.  I am praying for you, whoever you are. May God bring courage and strength and hope to your heart as you read these words. 

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; 
Whom shall I fear?  
The Lord is the STRENGTH of my life; 
Of whom shall I be afraid?" 
Psalm 27:1

Fear is one of those enemies of the mind that binds us and keeps us from being able to step out on faith...or sometimes even to step out of our houses. It locks the door of our hearts and throws away the key, prohibiting us from giving or accepting love.  Fear tells us not to speak out...strangles our tongues so we can't express our thoughts freely, grasps our hands and keeps our fingers from writing the words that could set others free. We fear what others might think of us if they knew the truth...we fear we'd lose their friendship or love...if one can call it that.  God's Word tells us that "There is NO fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.  (I John 4:18)   "Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in the world." (I John 4:17)

"When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes...
they stumbled and fell."
"Though an army may encamp against me, My heart SHALL NOT FEAR! Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident!"  Psalm 27:3

"And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of JOY in His tabernacle; I will SING, yes, 
I will SING praises to the Lord." 
Psalm 27:6

Sometimes we just need to give ourselves and those around us a little pep talk from God's Word! Now, doesn't that feel better?  

"The LORD is my STRENGTH and my shield;
My heart trusted in HIM, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
and with my song I will praise Him."

"The LORD is their STRENGTH, 
and HE is the saving refuge of His anointed."
Psalm 28:7-8


"Wait on the LORD;
Be of good courage,
and HE shall STRENGTHEN your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!"
Psalm 27:14


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    1. :) Sometimes the Lord just gets a hold of us and tells us to speak out against the darkness!

  2. I so agree! Have a great and blessed Sunday, Pam.

    1. Thank you Sylvia! I pray you are having a wonderful Sunday as well. God is with us, wherever we may go.

  3. Hi Pam! I love a little pep talk! I think that's why we all are blog-friends, don't you? Thank you for the wonderful Scripture and reassuring words.
    I also am SO grateful for you, joining me on my Facebook page. That was so lovely, it made me so happy to see your 'Like'. I am so new to my page, it really warms my heart to have your support. God bless you!!

    1. Oh Ceil, I should be the one thanking YOU! You are a delight to my soul! So happy to see you back online...looking forward to your "new" blog site. It looks great! Thank you for coming by and pepping ME up!

  4. Hello Pam! I just finished "sharing" this post on Facebook...thank you for the pep talk from God's Word, and yes, it does feel better! xo

    1. Oh thank you, Dianna! I love to see your smiling face here anytime!!! And thank you for sharing this with others. We never know who may be out there needing these words of encouragement. That is why we are all here!!! Have a wonderfully blessed day!

  5. Hi Pam, Thank you for reposting this blog entry. It is encouraging to me. Like many others I struggle with fear. I'm thankful that I'm able to turn to the Lord for help!


    1. I'm so glad you found this helpful and encouraging. I wrote this when our middle son was battling cancer, and within 4 months from writing this originally he was with the Lord. Those last few months were filled with much anxiety and fear...and much hope that he would be healed. But after four YEARS of fighting hard, God called him home to heaven. However, I know that God upheld me by His strong and loving arms throughout that whole ordeal, as He continues to do today, two years later. I am so thankful for His abiding Presence and love, even in the midst of such struggles. God is able. So thankful for Him every day.


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