Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Operation Encouragement September 30th

Operation Encouragement!

Talk It Up!



Meeting Tuesday, September 30th!

Military Families Perusing Psalm One

Psalm 1:1-6

Blessed is the one who obeys the law of the Lord. He doesn't follow the advice of evil people. He doesn't make a habit of doing what sinners do. He doesn't join those who make fun of the Lord and his law. 2 Instead, he takes delight in the law of the Lord. He thinks about his law day and night. 3 He is like a tree that is planted near a stream of water. It always bears its fruit at the right time. Its leaves don't dry up. Everything godly people do turns out well. 4 Sinful people are not like that at all. They are like straw that the wind blows away. 5 When the Lord judges them, their life will come to an end. Sinners won't have any place among those who are godly. 6 The Lord watches over the lives of those who are godly. But the lives of sinful people will lead to their death.

New International Reader's Version (NIRV)Copyright © 1996, 1998 by International Bible Society

Perusing For: Purpose-Truth

As a person in a military family/friend what truth, what purpose of God do I see in this Psalm for me and my military warrior?


Perusing For-Promise

What is God promising my military family/friend in this Psalm? What promise can I hold on to this week as my promise for them?


Perusing For-Praise

What does God show me in this psalm about praising Him?


Perusing For-Prayer

What verse can I use as a prayer for my military family/friend this week?


Perusing To-BE His….Just Do it

As a part or head of a military family, which verse helps me to be better, to act better, to trust God the best this week?


Dig Deeper…. Dig Deeper….Dig Deeper….Just Do It!!

This Psalm shows us as Military, Military Family Members, Friends Of Military that when we depend upon God, Our Advocate in our all in all that our lives will be blessed each day by His intervention of strength, peace and courage.


Here Is A Devotional Written For Military Families From The Insight Gained From Perusing Psalm One!





Psalm 119: 161-166

I've been slandered unmercifully by the politicians, but my awe at your words keeps me stable. I'm ecstatic over what you say, like one who strikes it rich. I hate lies—can't stand them!— but I love what you have revealed. Seven times each day I stop and shout praises for the way you keep everything running right. For those who love what you reveal, everything fits— no stumbling around in the dark for them.

The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson



Sometimes it hits me hard that you and I are oceans apart! I want to be there for you. I want to walk in the same steps you walked today, feeling what you felt. I am thankful on days like these when the miles seem to disconnect our communication, that I know we both have an Advocate. Our Advocate guides our every step, keeping everything moving in the right-same direction in our lives. I know that we feel on our own, it can't be helped as you are there and I am here; but In Christ we have a Personal Advocate, Who brings out true purpose, God's best into both of our lives, even if we are worlds apart. I do feel anxious and overwhelmed at times, but that too passes, as I remember our Advocate and then my apprehension turns into joy, as I know He is watching over your very step… even now!



1 Corinthians 2:10-12

The Spirit, not content to flit around on the surface, dives into the depths of God, and brings out what God planned all along. Who ever knows what you're thinking and planning except you yourself? The same with God—except that he not only knows what he's thinking, but he lets us in on it. God offers a full report on the gifts of life and salvation that he is giving us. We don't have to rely on the world's guesses and opinions.

The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

Nahum 1:7

The Lord is good, a Strength and Stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows (recognizes, has knowledge of, and understands) those who take refuge and trust in Him)

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation



Jeremiah 17:7-8

"But the person who trusts in the Lord will be blessed. The Lord will show him that he can be trusted. 8 He will be strong, like a tree planted near water that sends its roots by a stream. It is not afraid when the days are hot; its leaves are always green. It does not worry in a year when no rain comes; it always produces fruit.

New Century Version (NCV) The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

2 Chronicles 16:9

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are blameless toward Him.

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation



Lord, I pray that you would be an Advocate of Truth for ____'s mind today. Jesus our pessimistic nature assumes wrongly, so I pray that You, Oh Advocate, would show Yourself strong and refresh ____'s mind that it won't ever be a negative assumption field where the land minds of worry are waiting to erupt and fray ____'s emotions. I pray that You would show yourself strong to ______ right now and be_____'s Advocate, the Stronghold of ______'s thoughts, the courage of _____'s steps and the sturdy root of ___'s trust. AMEN!




** reference to Warrior=Military Loved One


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