1 Thessalonians 5:11
“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.”
Did you know the best way to uplift your spirit is to encourage someone? Yup! That’s the key that unlocks the door to real happiness, true fulfillment. When we encourage and help others, we wear God’s love on our sleeve. I encourage you to try it. Seeing someone else happy will edify your own happiness. Colossians 3:12 declares, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
If you know someone needs something and you have it, give it to them. “He who gives to the poor will not lack, “But he who hides his eyes will have many curses. (Proverbs 28:27)
Encouragement can drastically change a person’s life! We all tend to get distressed from time to time and need encouragement. And beside, it is part of our stewardship as Christians to encourage others in the ways of the Lord. Show them how much you value him or her for who they are. It will make a world of difference towards their attitude.
I want to encourage you today with what God has to say about encouragement. The Bible is the living word of God and feeds us through the promises of God found in scripture. Read on…
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
“The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.”
1 Thessalonians 4:18
“Therefore comfort one another with these words.”
“not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”
1 Thessalonians 3:2
“…and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith…,”
“Now Judas and Silas, themselves being prophets also, exhorted and strengthened the brethren with many words.”
“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”
“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,”
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever thingsare noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
“but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”
Now I want to encourage those who are waiting on God. I know first hand, waiting on our Lord and Savior can seem like forever! So read our scripture of the day and be encouraged.
Scripture of the day: “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4:6-7
Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
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