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by Tammy Phillips
April 12, 2021

For the LORD shall be thy confidence and shall keep thy foot from being taken. (Proverbs3: 26 KJV)

Can I be transparent?  I am tired.  I have so much to do.  I would have honestly like to have slept in this morning.  I did not have an encouragement prewritten.  I had ideas but they were going to take more effort than I wanted to exert.   However, when I opened Word, the computer program this morning, this document was sitting open with Proverbs 3:26 written at the top of the page  and waiting on me.  (I had copy and pasted it their yesterday for further meditation.)

I did not even want to meditate on it today.  Nothing came to me at first.  I looked for other things to write.  I even looked in some devotionals to see if I could find something from a “guest speaker. ”   Holy Spirit stopped me in that path and  reminded me of something I said, over a year ago, when I began this writing journey. “If the Lord does not  give me something to say, I will say nothing at all.”  That has been true thus far. 

This morning I felt inspired to just tell you how I felt.  Every day, I do not jump out of the bed ready to conquer the world.  In fact, I would still be in bed if I had not committed to be an encourager each day online at the beginning of the day.

Looking at the focus verse, I was reminded that the Lord is our confidence to face the day, to trust for words when there are no words, and to look into the giant’s eyes fearlessly.  He will keep our foot from being taken by the enemy. Holy Spirit gave me the words today.  He softly, whispered Psalms 26 in my ear as I began to write.   Now, I can confidently say: “I have expectantly, trusted in the Lord, leaned on, and relied on the Lord without wavering and I shall not slide.” (Psalms 26:1 AMP)

Holy Spirit gave me  the words.  He showed me the way.  He will do the same for you. 

I enCOURAGE you to face this day head on.  Intentionally, put your feet on the floor.  Arise to what the Lord your God has called you to do this day. Keep the word in your heart and He will keep you.   He is your Confidence.  He will not allow your foot to be taken.  He will not allow you to slip and slide when you look to Him first.


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