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SWALLOW YOUR PRIDE

ďPride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Bear ye one anotherís burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.Ē

Proverbs 16:18 Galatians 6:2 King James Version

Why is it that we are so reluctant to ask for help? I think it is because we are afraid of being rejected, laughed at, or criticized. It is extremely hard for me to admit that I need help. I have had to swallow my pride and reach out several times. Yesterday, I was feeling discouraged and instead of asking for prayer right away, I tried to handle it myself. When will we ever learn that we can do nothing in our own strength? Only Jesus can heal the hurt in our hearts.

I sent out a prayer request to my mailing list last night telling them that I was discouraged and asking them to please pray for me. Already I have received forty nine replies from my friends praying for me and encouraging me. God spoke to my heart this morning and said that if we would send an encouraging email to ten different people every day we would build a support system that the world has never known. Some of us take flu shots to prevent us from getting the flu, so why isnít there a shot of encouragement offered to keep us from getting discouraged?

I donít know what trials and heartaches you are facing today, but I know the one who can take them away and His name is Jesus! There is no friend like Jesus! No one loves like Jesus loves! All hail, King Jesus! Worthy is the Lamb of God! He is the King of kings and Lord of lords! One day we will see Him face to face; what a day of joy and happiness that will be!

If you donít know this beautiful Saviour; if you have never given your heart and life to Him, I urge you to do it now. Please donít wait because we donít have the promise of even another minute; all we have is right now. He is waiting for you with His arms open wide and a heart full of love. He was tortured and died for you on a cross of love. Please donít reject Him; please donít hurt the best friend you will ever have. Say yes to Jesus even as you read this and you will have a joy, peace and happiness that you have never known.

Joanne Lowe
March 8, 2007

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