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The Lord said, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

When my friend was asked to become a song leader in Christian fellowship, she asked me, “Sister, can I do this?” To encourage her, I said, “Yes, you can!” Despite her hesitations, she can now lead us well.

In today’s scripture reading, God encouraged Joshua. Several times God said to...

Today's Prayer
God Almighty, thank you for encouraging us when we feel afraid and inadequate. Help us always to listen to you and to trust your guidance for our lives. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Joshua 1:1-11

Thought for the Day

Just as God encourages me, I can encourage others.

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