Hey CLS fam!
CLS Bible Study has a new day and time! The meeting will be monthly and has moved to Tuesdays during the 12:40pm lunch hour! Next week, you should be receiving information about exact dates!
Also, save the date for the first general meeting on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12:40pm In Room 108. More information to come!
Now, for some encouragement….
“Don’t be afraid,” he said, “for you are very precious to God. Peace! Be encouraged! Be strong!” Daniel 10:19
This is what an angel told Daniel in a vision after Daniel had fasted and prayed for 21 days to no avail. The angel was letting Daniel know that God was going to answer his prayers.
The thing is, the angel could have just said, “Hey Daniel, God heard your prayers and He plans to answer you!” but instead, he took the time to encourage Daniel. The Bible tells us to encourage one other, so taking the lead of the angel, that’s what I hope to do!
First, the angel told Daniel to not be afraid—so I’m tell you “Don’t be afraid” of anything—not of looking stupid in class or failing out or anything. Trust God to help you in every circumstance- He will! The Lord is your light and salvation—so whom should you fear? NO ONE! (Psalm 27:1)
Second, the angel told Daniel that he is very precious to God—so I’m telling you—YOU are very precious to God! He sent His Son Jesus to earth just to reconcile you to Himself! (John 3:16) If God would let His Son die so that you don’t have to, that tells you how precious you are to Him (and if you don’t have a true relationship with Him—please know that He is wanting just that because you are VERY PRECIOUS to Him).
Third, the angel spoke peace into Daniel’s life— so I’m speaking PEACE in your life—you can have peace in every situation, even when things look like it will not go your way, know the peace of God which surpasses all understanding is available for you. (Philippians 4:7)
Lastly, the angel spoke encouragement to Daniel—so I’m telling you—BE ENCOURAGED and BE STRONG! God’s got you—and if you commit your endeavors to the Lord, your plans will succeed! (Proverbs 16:3).
Hope you’ve been encouraged! Make it a GREAT week!
Kristi and the CLS officers
P.S. Need prayer? Have a praise report you want to share with the group? Email us! We are here for each and every one of you. All prayer requests will remain confidential.