Monday, July 22, 2019

8 Ways to Encourage Ourselves in God

1.) Secure our salvation.

You must know you are God’s child thru what Jesus 

called being born-again. If this isn’t your foundation, 

then all of what follows in this writing does not apply 

to you. What I like to do is ask people to pause and 

reflect on what God has done to bring salvation and 

their response to Him. If at the end of this writing you 

find that you don’t have the correct response to this all 

too crucial question, then it’s my prayer that you will 

make Christ the Lord of your life from this day forward. 

2.) Settle sin accounts quickly.

The price has already been paid by the blood of Jesus.

But ask Him to examine you regularly. (Psalm 139:23-24)

And if there’s any trespass or sin that you haven't already

confessed, do so immediately and completely. (1John 1:9) 

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me” 

(Psalm 66:18). 

The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer 

of the righteous” (Proverbs 15:29).

He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even 

his prayer shall be abomination” (Proverbs 28:9). 

3.) Study the Word of God.

Take time to pour over the scriptures. Personalize 
verses. Put yourself in the place of pronouns and read 

God’s word as if it’s personally addressed to you. 
Meditate on it. Search out different verses in the 
original languages that it was written in whether it’s 
Hebrew or Greek. There’s a depth and richness to 
studying this way that often times our English misses 
out on.

"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, 
in that they received the word with all readiness of 
mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those 
things were so." (Acts 17:11)

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as 
a workman who does not need to be ashamed, 
accurately handling the word of truth." 
(2 Timothy 2:15) 

"And that from a child thou hast known the holy 
scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto 
salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." 
(2 Timothy 3:15)

4.) Supplicate ourselves in prayer.

In other words, spend time in communication 

with the Lord. And remember: Prayer is a dialogue; 

not a monologue. God wants to talk to you too. So 

pour out your heart to Him. Bring before Him your 

needs and petitions. Be grateful and offer Him 

thanksgiving. Then shut up and wait for Him to 

speak to you back. 

5.) Sing songs of praise.

You don’t need to be in a service with a worship 
team leading to do this. You can engage in worship 
while driving, taking a shower, or any other thing you 
can think of. 


"Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and 

songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your 

heart to the Lord." (Ephesians 5:19)

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching 

and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing 

psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness 

in your hearts to God.” (Colossians 3:16)

 6.) Speak in other tongues.

This is a personal prayer language given to 

believers by God and should not be underestimated. 

The Bible says that we do not know what we ought to 

pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through 

wordless groans. And it is by praying in the Holy Spirit 

that we find edification for ourselves.
 (1 Corinthians 14:4)

Now many people will stop and say that nobody 
should pray in tongues unless there is someone to 
interpret. In such cases where the speaker is in front 
of a congregation and looking to communicate; this is 
true. But I’m referring to when a believer is communing 
with God by himself. In those instances Paul made it
clear that they are permitted to speak in tongues all they 



7.) Surround ourselves with like-minded believers.

The writer of Hebrews says in chapter 10 to "let us 

consider how to stir up one another to love and good 

works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit 

of some, but encouraging one another, and

all the more as you see the Day drawing near."

But to give a word of caution: Surrounding ourselves 

with like-minded believers is the key. Watch out for 

people who don’t believe in all the gifts of the Spirit. Love 

them and witness to them. But don’t allow yourself to be 

quenched by their unbelief or ignorance. Also remember: 

The common denominator that all Christians in the body 

of Christ share is Jesus and His kingdom. There are too 

many groups and programs that mainly fellowship around 

the struggles and sins of its members. This isn’t biblical. 

Yes, the Bible does have things to say about accountability 

and confessing sins to one another. But if that’s all a group 

of people are doingnthen you need to leave. As Christians 

we must rally aroundnour victory in Christ rather than 

staying in a defeatist mindset that doesn’t foster true 

growth and maturity.

8.) Share the Lord Jesus Christ with others.


This is where the rubber meets the road. Jesus gave 

the great commission. (Matthew 28:16-20) And if we are serious 

about our faith and carrying out these principles, then 

going out to minister will be the natural overflowing 

response after we’ve encouraged ourselves in the faith. 

I have serious doubts about people who lock themselves 

up inside somewhere and spend their entire time doing what 

they call meditating or other so called spiritual precepts 

and never evangelizing other people. Something is missing 

here. It’s like something that someone said to me years ago 

about witnessing: “How can I not tell other people about 

this amazing God that did so much for me? I couldn’t 

keep it to myself if I wanted to!”


Friend, is this your testimony? Do you know for a 

100% certainty that you have eternal life? The Spirit of 

God is telling you at this exact moment to examine 

yourself to see if you are in the faith. I’m not asking you 

what you said or did by spiritual exercise in your life prior 

to this point. But at this exact second, what are you relying 

on for salvation? 

The Bible says that there is only one correct 

answer to this question. I would encourage you to 

read this quick link to make sure you have the right 

response to what God has done for you thru Jesus 

Christ. And after reading, if you realize that you're 

trying by other means to attain eternal life; it's my 

prayer that you will make the decision to come to God 

His way and not yours. In Jesus' name,

be blessed. Amen.

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