Going Deeper into Encourage: Week 2/Day 2

Encourage: Inspire

Reflection Thoughts:

Write the Reflection Scripture. 

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. …”

Joel 2:28 ESV

Circle the verbs.

Consider the sequence of the verbs.

Who instigates the flow of action?

What do the actions of the sons and daughters, old men and young men have in common?

What do they inspire?

God pours out His Spirit on all flesh to inspire those who will listen.

How has God poured His Spirit into your life? What has He inspired in you?

Are you still pursuing the inspiration? Or has it become dim?

Ask God to pour out afresh His Spirit in your life to renew the inspiration as an encouragement to fulfill the vision He has for your life.

What is He saying to you?

Day 2:

Read Habakkuk 2:2-3

What did God tell Habakkuk to do with the vision he was given? Why?

How would it affect those who read it? What does God reveal about the timing of the vision?

Visions are meant to inspire the church to thirst for something better and encourage them to run toward making it a reality. God’s assurance of a vision coming to pass helps us to persevere. His timing is perfect. His Word cannot lie.

What vision or promise shared in His Word provides you with inspiration and encouragement to persevere toward something better? Explain.

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