Bethany's BlogWords of Encouragement



"I am he" said Jesus. "You don't have to wait any longer or look any further."

John 4:26

In the last couple of weeks there have been many people speak words of life over me; it's been encouraging and uplifting. It's felt like Jesus has repeatedly been saying to me " I am he, you don't have to wait any longer or look any further."  This doesn't mean I won't keep seeking Jesus, it just means that He is becoming more and more visible to me through the encouragement and love of others.  I spent some time reviewing some of my journals from years ago, and one of the constant themes from each day was Jesus saying "focus on me."

As I have focused more on Him, my life has been surrounded with life speakers, and I'm learning to be a life speaker.  As I've listened to my Bible this year, I've marveled at the way God only has to speak a Word, and there is life.  And, He does it over, and over, and over again.

I love how Jesus knows who He is!  "I am he" said Jesus. "You don't have to wait any longer or look any further."  When the life of Jesus is totally wrapped around your life and my life, we don't have to wait or look any further than Him.  He brings all the life we need.  And, He enables us to bring life to others, real uplifting encouraging life.

When I was a child, about 5 years old, I needed surgery.  I remember being in the pediatric ward, and looking out the window. As I looked out that window the only thing I could think of was how much I wanted to jump out the window. I sat several stories high, and I knew that jumping would lead to death. Later, on my way to the operating room, two nurses stood beside me and spoke words of encouragement over me, they comforted me.  It impacted me greatly. There have been other times in my life that the thought of death has entered my mind, when that happens, God brings me back to those two nurses and words of life they spoke over me.

Look for life speakers and hang out with them. Ask Jesus to speak life over you and empower you to do the same. There is no other place to look, but to Him.

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