The Present Light

Encourage Each Other

Thought for the Week

Brooding about our past

and worrying about our future

is the most efficient way

to poison our present.



let us

“Encourage each other every day,

while it is still called today.”

~Hebrews 3:13

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37 Responses to The Present Light

  1. I’ve been doing both and it does feel exactly like poison in my system.

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  2. trE says:

    Amen. This is a great message. Thank you, Mitch.

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  3. Reminds me of a similar passage in Matthew: 6:25-33

    Good advice from the best source.

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  4. Gary Fultz says:

    “Today” is sometimes a slippery hump to stand on, but it is the highest point from which to see clearly. It’s terribly hard for me to live in the moment but not sure why?? I really like that verse.

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  5. simplywendi says:

    Amen! Thank you for sharing these encouraging words today.

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  6. lynn__ says:

    Amen to that, Mitch! I appreciate the encouragement you share here ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. revruss1220 says:

    Amen! We can all use a little encouragement.

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  8. Holly says:

    Mitch, thank you so much for sharing these power-packed words of truth from God’s Word! It’s entirely too easy to focus on our past, which only creates that worry for our future. Yet, when we stop and think — how much precious time and energy are we wasting? Most of our worries never even come to pass. It’s one of the greatest weapons our adversary uses against us. If the devil can get us focused on what we *can’t* change — we won’t be focused on what we *can* change.

    Amen and amen. Awesome words, brother. You’ve given me some definite food for thought today. Thank you for sharing this message! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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  9. I just checked, and itโ€™s still today. Thanks for the engagement, Mitch.

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  11. Nancy Ruegg says:

    You’ve reminded me of one of Corrie ten Boom’s famous quotes: “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its troubles; it empties today of its strength.” I have a feeling if we use today’s strength to encourage others, it will multiply, not diminish!

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  12. Thank you for this important reminder!

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  13. โ€œI know that worrying works, because most of the things I worried about never came to pass.โ€ Will Rogers

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  14. numrhood says:

    hebrews 3:11 god likes you, that he gave his son, if you believe, you shall not parish, have internal life, when you hide the word in your heart, & not sin against thee.


  15. Great message…encouragement goes a long way. Mitch, I wanted to let you know that I received your 6-word story for my most recent blog. It’s lovely and thanks so much for participating and volunteering. Once I collect the other stories, I’ll update my post with all the stories or create a new one. Thanks again and have a fab day!

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  16. Mitch, I love your quotable preface to that scripture passage. The verse has an effective punch to it following your witty words of wisdom.

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  17. Ann Coleman says:

    Thanks, Mitch! In times of trouble, the Bible offers the best comfort and guidance.

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