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Encouraging Christians

Encouraging Christians

By Harry Stanley II and Harry Stanley III
Finding Encouragement in life’s difficult moments one episode at a time. Join Dr. Harry Stanley II and his son Harry Stanley III on the daily journey of finding encouragement through biblical truths in obstacles that Christians face. From marriage, relationships, finances, and challenges, tune in for encouragement found in Christ.
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Focusing On Fixing Me
Sometimes, I think someone else needs help, just not as much as I do. I have to be focused on fixing me. Matthew 7:1-5
June 13, 2021
The Conquering Blood Of Christ
We are victors. We are not defeated. Revelation 12:10-11
June 12, 2021
The Blessing of Doing Right
Does God have a blessing waiting for you because you have done right? Esther 8:2
June 11, 2021
My Soul Thirsts For God
Do you thirst for God today? Does He satisfy your longings? Psalm 42:1-2
June 10, 2021
Has God Met With You?
God told Moses to tell Pharoah, “God has met with us.” Exodus 3:18
June 9, 2021
He Forgave All My Trespasses
We are not defeated daily, we are forgiven daily. Colossians 2:13
June 8, 2021
Strength For Today
God wants to give you strength for today to face all of the challenges of life. Ephesians 3:16
June 7, 2021
Remember Thy Creator
Acknowledge God today, right now. Ecclesiastes 12:1
June 6, 2021
Seeking the Lord
Are you trusting God to meet your needs? Are you asking God to meet your needs? Psalm 34:10
June 5, 2021
Blessed and Forgiven
Are you forgiven? Are you a believer? Do you want that blessing? Psalm 32:1
June 4, 2021
Bountiful and Blessed
Are you gracious in giving to others when you see a need? Do you care for others? God says you will be blessed. Proverbs 22:9
June 3, 2021
You Are The Apple Of God’s Eye
You are precious to God. Psalm 17:5-8
June 2, 2021
Keeping the Past in the Right Perspective
Don’t let your past rob you of present blessings. Genesis 41:51-52
June 1, 2021
Consider Your Ways
Are you doing something you need to change? Would you be willing to consider your ways? Haggai 1:1-13
May 31, 2021
What have you earned? Romans 6:23
May 30, 2021
The Importance of Confession
What is Confession? Can it have an impact in your life? Nehemiah 1:1-7
May 29, 2021
The Holy Spirit of God
Do we listen when the Spirit speaks? Do we obey what He directs us to do? Acts 13:1-3
May 28, 2021
For the Glory of God
Why do bad things happen to good people? John 11:1-4
May 27, 2021
Daniel’s Den
What did the king know before Daniel was put in the den? Daniel 6:16, 22
May 26, 2021
The Heavens Declare
What do you think about when you look up at the sky? Psalm 19:1
May 25, 2021
Correcting Your Vision
Do you need glasses? Are you focused on the temporal or the eternal? 2 Corinthians 4:18
May 24, 2021
Delight Your Soul
God has been a help to you and I in so many ways. He comforts us. He is merciful to us. He holds us up when we slip. Psalms 94:17-19
May 23, 2021
Prepare Your Heart
God has wonderful benefits for you. Are you ready to receive them and to lead others to them too? Ezra 7:8-10
May 22, 2021
Beware....follow after Christ.
We need to be cautious of the world’s philosophies and vain deceits. Colossians 2:8
May 21, 2021
Support for Others and Yourself
Are you out of line, out of reason, or out of strength? 1Thessalonians 5:12-15
May 20, 2021
Iron Sharpens Iron
Are you a strong carbon steel or soft iron? How do you become stronger? Proverbs 27:17
May 19, 2021
Commune With Your Own Heart
Self talk is important. Listen to what you are saying to yourself. Psalm 4:3-4
May 18, 2021
I Will, God Will
How is your prayer life? Are your prayers being answered? Micah 7:7
May 17, 2021
His Workmanship
God has woven a fabric for you today. He has a plan, a purpose, and a pattern for you and I today. Ephesians 2:10
May 16, 2021
This Is The Day
Did you wake up this morning rejoicing? Are you grateful for the gift of life? Psalm 118:24
May 15, 2021
The Impossible
What is impossible to God? Nothing. Luke 1:34-38
May 14, 2021
Every day God shows us new compassion, new mercy, new faithfulness. He is our portion. He gives us hope. Lamentations 3:21-24
May 13, 2021
We all have burdens. Instead of trying to carry them our own, we should ask the Lord to help us with them. Psalm 55:22
May 12, 2021
In Heavenly places
Are you living above or below? Ephesians 2:4-6
May 11, 2021
Fear Not
God has given you and I so much more to overcome fear. 2 Timothy 1:7
May 10, 2021
Seeking Wisdom
Do you have a decision to make and are unsure of which way to go? Seek wisdom from God. Proverbs 2:2-8
May 9, 2021
We Belong To God
We have been bought with a price. We belong to God. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
May 8, 2021
Biting Off More Than You Can Chew
Did you get a victory recently? Are you content and grateful? 2 Kings 14:8-12
May 7, 2021
In The Midst Of The Years
What do you really need from God? Habakkuk 3:2
May 6, 2021
What Does Your Name Mean?
Are you living up to your name? John 12:1 & Luke 16:20
May 5, 2021
The Brook Dried Up
Are you in God’s place of blessing for you?
May 4, 2021
My Help Is From The Lord
We all turn to someone in a time of need. Do you turn to the Lord? Psalm 121:1-3
May 3, 2021
Did You Get The Promotion?
God raises up some and not others. God is the judge. Psalm 75:6-7
May 2, 2021
What time is it for you My Friend?
There are various seasons and times in life. What time is it for you? Ecclesiastes 3:1-4
May 1, 2021
Your Second Miracle
The first miracle God did for you is saving your soul. What is the second miracle? John 4:46-54
April 30, 2021
Are You Still Thirsty?
Have you had enough to drink? Are you satisfied? Is your thirst quencher? John 4:13-14
April 29, 2021
A Clean - That Feels Good Too!
Are you living in light of past defeats or are serving God with a cleaned up conscience?
April 28, 2021
Putting Feet To Your Faith
Do you have faith in God? Do others see the expression of your faith in God? James 2:21-24
April 27, 2021
Diligence is Rewarded
Are you diligently seeking God? If so, get ready for your reward! Hebrews 11:6
April 26, 2021
Mr. Positivity
Are you negative by nature or are you Mr. Positivity? Philippians 4:13
April 25, 2021
Fear Of Being Left Alone
Are you a person who wants to be left alone or a person who fears being left alone? Psalm 22:1-2
April 24, 2021
Everybody is Important to Somebody
Where do you fit in? Who would miss you if you were not there and why? 1 Corinthians 12:14-20
April 23, 2021
Tender Hearted
Are we as kind to others as we want them to be to us? Are we as forgiving to others as we want God to be towards us? Ephesians 4:32
April 22, 2021
First Impressions
What are people’s first impressions of you? Colossians 3:12
April 21, 2021
Caring For Others
Are you helping others with their burdens too? Galatians 6:2
April 20, 2021
No Condemnation
Jesus took my sentencing. There is no condemnation for you and I as believers. Romans 8:1
April 19, 2021
Truth Will Always Be Challenged
Are you able to caution and convince those who are contradicting God’s truth? Titus 1:9
April 18, 2021
Steadfast in the Face of Adversity
How do you respond to trials? Do you remain steadfast? James 1:12
April 17, 2021
Are you impacting the world positively? Matthew 5:13
April 16, 2021
Confidence Equals Boldness
Our Confidence in God to hear and answer our prayers brings boldness. 1 John 5:14-15
April 15, 2021
Bind Yourself To His Throne
Sometimes we need to re-center ourselves. We need to wait at His feet. Psalm 27:14
April 14, 2021
Free is Free
Christ set us free, it’s up to us to remain free. Galatians 5:1
April 13, 2021
Cross That Off My To Do List
We are encouraged many times when we complete tasks or responsibilities. John 17:4
April 12, 2021
Pace Yourself
Run your race. Run it to the finish. Conquer yourself and complete your Race! Hebrews 12:1
April 11, 2021
Finding Courage Simply In Your Presence
Sometimes we just need someone to show up, not to say or do anything, simply be there, and that is enough to be an encouragement. Acts 28:15
April 10, 2021
Our Sources Of Encouragement
What are your sources of encouragement? Deuteronomy 3:28, Joshua 1:6, 7, 9 and Psalm 31:24
April 9, 2021
The Crown Of Rejoicing
Do you have a crown of rejoicing? Have you experienced the joy and privilege of sharing the gospel with someone who got saved? Proverbs 11:30 & 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
April 8, 2021
A Wise Fool Or Truly Wise?
Are you still teachable? What will you learn today to make you a better person tomorrow? Proverbs 9:9
April 7, 2021
God’s preserving hand impacts many areas of our lives. 2 Samuel 8:6, 14
April 6, 2021
He Is Alive
Jesus rose from the dead. His Resurrection is a literal and physical bodily Resurrection. Luke 24:37-43
April 5, 2021
He Is Risen Indeed
Jesus rose from the grave. The grave and death could not hold Him back from Resurrection Power. Have you experienced Resurrection Power? Matthew 28:1-7
April 4, 2021
The Calm
After Jesus was was quiet. There was a calm inside and outside the tomb where His body lay. Matthew 27:62-66
April 3, 2021
The Advocate
We all sin. We all do bad things. We need someone to pay the penalty for those sins. We need “The Advocate” Jesus Christ the Righteous. 1 John 2:1-2
April 2, 2021
The Encourager
The Comforter, the Holy Spirit, The Encourager. John 14:16
April 1, 2021
The Cross
The Cross is a symbol for Christ’s sacrifice. It is a responsibility for each believer. Mark 10:21
March 31, 2021
Giving Your All
Are you fully dedicated to God today? Your time, your talents, and your treasure—where and for whom do you spend them today? Mark 12:41-44
March 30, 2021
Sun and Shield
Provider and Protector, that is God. He will not withhold His blessings from us if we walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11
March 29, 2021
A Living Testimony
Who was Lazarus? Why did the Jewish leaders consider killing him? John 12:9-11
March 28, 2021
God Is Your Rock
God is your Rock that you can trust. He will protect you. He is stability and strength for you. 2 Samuel 22:3
March 27, 2021
The Spirit Guides Us
Who leads you? Who directs your decisions? Isaiah 11:2
March 26, 2021
Fire From Heaven
God’s active responses to man are displayed in various ways throughout the Bible amongst which one of the most powerful is fire from Heaven. 1 Chronicles 21:26
March 25, 2021
Jesus is Lord
Jesus is Lord over life. Jesus is Lord over death. Jesus is Lord over everything in between. John 11:43-44.
March 24, 2021
How Big Are Your Steps?
How is your stride? Do you need to pick up the pace? Psalm 18:36
March 23, 2021
Where Is Your Ebenezer?
Where is your memorial reminder that God has helped you in life to get where you are? Who helped you with the victories? 1 Samuel 7:9-12
March 22, 2021
Call and He will Respond
God is wanting you to Call on Him in prayer. He wants to Respond in a great way. Will you do that right now? Jeremiah 33:3
March 21, 2021
Make A Difference
Do you remember when someone showed compassion to you and made a difference in your life? Jude 22-23
March 20, 2021
Do You Know?
Do you have peace and assurance that you are born again into God’s forever family?
March 19, 2021
Let God Care For You
Don’t let your distractions keep you from God and His care for you personally. 1 Peter 5:7
March 18, 2021
How to be Honored by God
I want to be honored by God, don’t you? 1 Samuel 2:30
March 17, 2021
Tapping Into God’s Abundant Resources
We all have needs. Sometimes God directs us to help others and focus on their needs, so that He can show us that He will take care of our needs. Ruth 2:15-16
March 16, 2021
Fervent in Spirit
Are you on fire? Are you boiling? Romans 12:11
March 15, 2021
Are You Checking-out today or Checking-in?
Some days we hit a wall and things aren’t going out way. We get discouraged and decide to check out. Peter did that too. John 21
March 14, 2021
Do You See The Horses?
Every day God protects His people. Sometimes we don’t even realize or see it. Elisha was aware of God’s protection. Are you? 2 Kings 6:16-17
March 13, 2021
Are you in the Game, but Stuck in the Dugout?
How long have you been saved? How long have you been in the Promised Land believer? Are you on the field playing or stuck sitting the bench in the Dugout? Judges 4:1-3 $ 6:1-2
March 12, 2021
Giving Your All
Sometimes we just don’t feel like giving our all or our best shot. Whatsoever we do, we should do it with all our heart! Colossians 3:23-24
March 11, 2021
Is It Good
How do you and I discern what is good, good for us, good-tasting, good-looking? Genesis 2:16-17 & Genesis 3:5-7
March 10, 2021
Are You Destitute?
God is listening. What are your needs? Psalm 102:17
March 9, 2021
The Champion of Champions
Undefeated did you say? Always a winner and never a loser? That’s you and I as believers in Christ! 2 Corinthians 2:14
March 8, 2021
Kind Words
Discerning when and when not to speak is important enough, but when we do open our mouths do we speak with a law of kindness? Proverbs 31:26
March 7, 2021
Which Way Do I Go?
Sometimes we think we have it figured out, then God steps in. He is in charge of so many details of our life. Can we perceive what is the right next step? Proverbs 20:24
March 6, 2021
God Knows Where You Are
God Knows Where You Are. He sees you where you are at. He hears you where you are at. Genesis 16 & 21
March 5, 2021
Press On
Are you going at it with all your strength? Are you going at a snail’s pace or giving all you’ve got? Philippians 3:14
March 4, 2021
Power To The Faint
Are you facing an uphill struggle? Are you weary and tired? God gives power to the faint. If you will wait on Him, He will renew your strength. Isaiah 49:27-31
March 3, 2021
The Way
Do you know the way to go? Is it a way you have not been down before? Is The Way into the Promised Land different than wandering in the wilderness? Joshua 3:4
March 2, 2021
My Resort
The Psalmist said that when he sought God, God answered him. Do you want God to be the one who hears, answers, and delivers you? Psalm 34:4
March 1, 2021
What Season Are You In Right Now?
Are you in the planting season? Are you in the watering season? Are you in the fruit bearing season? Psalm 1:3
February 28, 2021
How Fruity Are You
God’s Spirit produces fruit in believers. How Fruity Are You? Galatians 5:22-23
February 27, 2021
A Light For The Way
Step by step down life’s path with God’s Word light the way, that is God’s Will. Psalm 119:105
February 26, 2021
We are the winners. We are the victors. We are overcomes! 1 John 5:4
February 25, 2021
Don’t put a Muzzle on it!
Tread the corn, do the work, finish the task at hand! Deuteronomy 25:4 and 1 Corinthians 9:9-10
February 24, 2021
Bold Not Cold
How do you become a bold Christian? How do you move from being cold to on fire and bold? Proverbs 28:1
February 23, 2021
Fear Not
We all struggle with feelings of fear. God wants us to know that He is Here. He is in charge. He will support us. Isaiah 41:10
February 22, 2021
Work till you get weary. 2Thessalonians 3:10-13
February 21, 2021
Draw On God’s Strength
We run out of strength, but God is an endless resource. Ephesians 6:10
February 20, 2021
Walking On The Water
Little Faith or Lots of Fear? Matthew 14:28-33
February 19, 2021
Sometimes the Storm is the Story
We all go through storms in life. Many times we feel alone in the storm. Jesus knows where we are and will meet us where we are at. Matthew 14:22-27
February 18, 2021
The God of Abundance
Is your storehouse big enough for the abundant blessing God has for you? Malachi 3:10
February 17, 2021
Mr. Clean
Have you been cleansed by the blood of Christ? He is the original Mr. Clean, who is tough on sin and unrighteousness. 1 John 1:7-9
February 16, 2021
Keep Plowing
Plowing begins the process of harvesting. You can’t finish if you don’t start. 1 Corinthians 9:10
February 15, 2021
Sometimes we need to be still. Sometimes we need to stop being still. Which time is this for you? Judges 18:9.
February 14, 2021
Where is God?
Elisha asked, “Where is the God of Elijah?” as he smote the river Jordan with Elijah’s mantle. We all ask, “Where Are You God?” when we need His power. 2 Kings 2
February 13, 2021
Do You Have A Goliath?
Deliverance for David over Goliath spurs us to conquer our own Goliath. 1 Samuel 37
February 12, 2021
Is the Force with You?
If God is on your side, why don’t you believe you can win, will win, or already have won? Romans 8:31
February 11, 2021
All Hope Is Lost
Is your Hope lost? Are you in a shallow grave? Do you need to be brought out? Do you need to be given life? Ezekiel 37:9-14
February 10, 2021
Them Bones
Are you a pile of dry, dusty, brittle, dead bones? Do you want to live? Ezekiel 37 & Ephesians 2
February 9, 2021
According to His Riches
What needs do you have right now? How are your needs being met? God says that He will meet your needs. Philippians 4:19
February 8, 2021
I Have The Power! Do You?
I have the power of God. I have a “can do” attitude with real results. Do You? Philippians 4:13
February 7, 2021
This Cup
What is in “this cup”? Do you have to drink what’s in “this cup”? Can you trust God with what’s in “this cup”? Matthew 26:39-42; Luke 22:42-43
February 6, 2021
What is your Endgame?
I have a plan. You have a plan. More importantly, God has a plan. He knows our Endgame? Will it be good? Jeremiah 29:10-11 & Proverbs 13:12
February 5, 2021
Keep your eye on the prize
Remaining steadfast in your race will assure you that you receive the prize. 1 Corinthians 15:58
February 4, 2021
Negotiating with God
Who do you need to have a conversation with God about? Is there an answer you are waiting on from Him? Genesis 18:20-23, 31-33 & James 5:16
February 3, 2021
Could You, Would You?
Is your faith a deficient faith? Do you have a difficult case for God? Jesus demands faith but he does not demean deficient faith. Mark 9:14-29
February 2, 2021
God Loves You
God Loves You. He expressed His love to mankind while we were stained with sin and caught in vices from the enemy. Romans 5:8
February 1, 2021
God Finishes What He Starts
God has a plan for you. God is working in you to better you. God will not stop till He finishes His plan. Philippians 1:6
January 31, 2021
Heaven—Are You Ready?
Heaven is a wonderful place to go to. We will get to be there with God and other believers forever. Are you ready? Revelation 21:10-11, 21-23 and Hebrews 12:1-2
January 30, 2021
Why Do Christians Sin?
Have you ever wondered why Christians sin? Sometimes others, and sometimes we do things that are just downright wrong! Romans 6:11-18 & Colossians 3:1-10
January 29, 2021
Why are you here? What is your purpose?
Have you ever wondered what is your purpose for being here? How do you fulfill that purpose? 1 John 5:13; Romans 10:13
January 28, 2021
Where Did I Come From?
Where Did You Come From? Genesis 1:1, 26-28
January 27, 2021
Deliverance, but not what you think.
Sometimes it’s from the fire, other times it’s through the fire. Daniel 3:16-17, 29
January 26, 2021
Directions, Please?
Getting to your destination means following the right directions. Proverbs 3:5-6
January 25, 2021
Be Strong
Tap into God’s Power. Are you strong in beliefs from your past? Are you self-sufficient? Are you daily strengthening yourself in the Lord? Ephesians 6:10
January 24, 2021
Is it falling apart?
Is your world falling apart? Is it coming unglued? He is the creator and the sustainer of all things. Colossians 1:16-17
January 23, 2021
Wait....for what?
Wait - Do what you can do, expecting God to do what He can do. Psalm 27:14
January 22, 2021
Did you miss your appointment? God says, “I will meet with you.”
Do you have an appointed place and time you meet with God? Exodus 30:6, 35-36
January 21, 2021
Courageous Living
Being a courageous person is necessary to fulfilling God’s plan for you. Your courage invites God’s power into your life. Do you desire victory and not defeat? Joshua 1:7
January 20, 2021
Are you living your best life?
I don’t want to settle for 2nd best, do you? Are you living your best life? How do you know what that is? Galatians 2:20
January 19, 2021
Tapping into Power
What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? What power of Christ do you need today? 2Corinthians 12:9 &Galatians 2:20
January 18, 2021
How much more can you take?
Are you dealing with someone/something right now that you want God to remove from your life? How do you respond when it’s still there? 2 Corinthians 12:7-9
January 17, 2021
Forgiving others releases you
When you are unforgiving, you keep yourself in bondage to the debtor. When you forgive the person who wronged you, you release yourself. Matthew 18:32-35
January 16, 2021
When is Revenge Right?
God has forgiven us of so much. Why is it hard to forgive someone of so little sometimes?
January 15, 2021
The Opportunity of Forgiveness.
God has forgiven us a great debt. Matthew 18:23-27
January 14, 2021
The Importance of Forgiveness.
How many times do I have to forgive someone? How many times has God forgiven me? Matthew 18:21-22
January 13, 2021
Caring for the little one.
Are you the child or the adult? Are you willing to care for those less mature? Matthew 18:4-6
January 12, 2021
Who is the Master of your Universe?
In your world, who can do anything in the universe? Who is the greatest? Matthew 18:1-4
January 11, 2021
Are you on the right path?
Our thoughts influence our action processes. Are you thinking thoughts that put and keep you on the path of God’s blessings? Are you helping others to be on that path too? 2 Timothy 2:24-26
January 10, 2021
Have you ever been caught in a trap? How do you get free?
2 Timothy 2:26 tells us how the devil entraps people. Paul also states that people can recover themselves from Satan’s snare.
January 9, 2021
How does a broken heart heal?
Jesus came to heal the broken-hearted. Luke 4:18
January 8, 2021
Passing through deep waters? In a fiery furnace? God is with you.
Deep waters cannot overflow you. Fire cannot burn you? Why? Isaiah 43:1-3
January 7, 2021
The God of all comfort, comforts us.
How does God comfort is when we are in trouble? He comes alongside with His calming, healing Presence.
January 6, 2021
Seeing the End from the Beginning
God is the only One in this universe who sees the end from the beginning. 1 Samuel 30:8, 18, and 19.
January 5, 2021
Encouraging Others
We are able to encourage others when we receive encouragement from God. 1 Samuel 30 and 2 Corinthians 1:4
January 4, 2021
Proceed on the Encouraging Path
When we Enquirer and God speaks, we simply do what He says. Take the steps in the direction He leads. 1 Samuel 30:9
January 3, 2021
Enquiring for Encouragement
Instead of telling God what we need, we should simply Ask. 1 Samuel 30:6-8
January 2, 2021
Encouraging Ourselves
Where do we go for encouragement? Who do we turn to in difficult times? 1 Samuel 30:6
January 1, 2021