In the last year I have been involved in a faith-based ministry called Natalie’s Sisters. My involvement is very minimal compared to what others in the ministry are doing. This ministry partners with the police department and reaches out to women who work in the sex industry. With police involvement security is provided as well as developing strong relationships with the women.
Natalie’s Sisters extends hope, support, and God’s unconditional love. They serve the women right where they are whether it’s in the night clubs or on the street. They give the women support, build relationships, and trust. The women are encouraged toward making positive lifestyle changes. Then when the women are ready to change their lifestyle Natalie’s Sisters are there to help.
My involvement is making encouraging cards which go into bag lunches that are delivered to women on the street. This is done several times during the week by other members of the group. Cards are also given to women in night clubs for encouragement in times of difficulties and on special occasions.
My point is - as I make these cards I am continually searching for words of encouragement to put into the cards that will give the women hope and show God’s love for them. A lot of times I use Scripture verses. I also use encouraging quotes from others. I thought I would share some encouraging words and quotes with my readers, because we all need encouragement as we go through life.
I hope these will lift your spirits and brighten your day.
God doesn’t love some future version of you, He loves you now.
God sends the storm to show that He is the Only Shelter.
Be as quick to kneel as you are to text.
Don’t pray for life to be easy, but pray for yourself to be strong.
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” - 1 Peter 5:7
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases: his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” – Lamentation 3:22-23
No matter how you started out, God can re-write your story and give you an ending you never thought possible.
When the world says, “give up”, hope whispers, “try it one more time.”
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” - Albert Einstein
Feel like you need something to lift your spirits? Life is a struggle – whatever you’re struggling with, it helps to hear words of encouragement that remind us that we all take knocks in life, but the best things in life come through persistence.
“It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” – Vince Lombardi
“Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge
“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” – Donald Trump
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller
”In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” - Tony Robbins
“When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity. “ – JFK
“God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. “ – John Aughey
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. “– Ben Spock
“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D Roosevelt
“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honor “– Aristotle
"When you get to your wits end, you will find, God lives there." - Unknown author
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” – Mother Teresa
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom
"Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it." - Charles Swindoll
“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” – Walt Disney
"Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn't... will be priceless." Kevin Ngo
Life itself, it’s a challenge. Courage and perseverance is the best defense.
The road to success is very challenging but only if you believe in yourself at the end you’ll make it.
The distance between you and your success is your attitude.
There is always a U turn at the End so don’t give Up.
Always be courageous in everything you are doing. Don’t be discouraged. Never give up. Never look at anything as a problem, if you want to be successful in life. You are not born to fail.
“Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The god news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” – Anne Frank
I am very blessed to be able to use my hobby as a ministry. If you want to view some of my cards, I have a craft blog where many of my cards are posted. My website is - https://lindascardsandmore.blogspot.com
Next week I will be posting on “Ways to be Humble”. Hope to see you here
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