Hello, I’m Robert Bennett, Associate Pastor at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church, with your Inspirational Thought of the day.

If we are honest with ourselves, there is something inside each of us that needs affirmation. Even if you are shy and think you’re a wallflower, face it – we all need and enjoy applause. Whether it be on the athletic field, the stage, the classroom or in the more insignificant events of life, each one of us enjoys being praised. Our confidence is bolstered when a person of authority or someone we respect supports us. Getting that pat on the back or that word of encouragement makes us want to do even better. We work harder, and we take on our problems with more determination and vigor.
Scripture reminds us that God wants to be our cheerleader.
In 2 Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.”
The Creator of this Universe desires to support us and support us “strongly.” He is simply looking for that person that will allow Him to be God.  He wants our whole heart…all the time…not just when we think we need Him. It is not a question of being found by God; He knows exactly where we are all the time. It IS a matter of completely giving our heart to Him. With Jesus Christ on our side, we have it all.

So, be encouraged today!