Encouragement 101

Read 1 Thessalonians 5:11. Isaiah 41:10, 1 Timothy 5:17

1 Thessalonians 5:11  (NIV)

11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Are you encouraging others around you or tearing them down? My grandmother use to always say, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” 

Isaiah 41: (NIV)

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;     I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

1 Timothy 5:17 (NIV)

17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.

God encouragers us through his word. If you pick up your bible and read the word you can see that God gives us what we need. We don’t have to go searching for it. We don’t have to fear anything that may come up against us because God is on our side. He promises to strengthen, help and hold us. Praise the Lord! God cares and loves us! His love is so amazing! His love is greater than our parents, children, spouses, friends, etc. We should love God with all our heart because he is awesome to us. God has given us so many chances to get it right and has accepted us back each time we fall. That’s enough for me to know that I will never leave his presence to go back to where I use to be. I will hold onto God’s unchanging hand. I advise you to do the same.

His word tells us to encourage others. Encouraging others gives them hope that they can make it. We all go through things in life and need someone to build us up when we are down. I’m a part of an awesome women’s prayer group. When prayer is needed, we are there to help each other. Find some people that will love on you and encourage you until things are better for you.

If you attend your local church keep you pastor encouraged. They carry a load on their shoulders. Pray for them and give encouraging words to them. They pour out so much to God’s people that they need to be poured back into. They preach and teach every Sunday, bible study on Wednesdays, and even have other fellowship engagements outside of the church. Keep our Godly pastors lifted up in prayer always. Don’t just pray for your church but all churches that stand open in Jesus name. Encourage somebody today!

calandra

Calandra Thompson resides in the DFW metroplex. She started Christian blogging at the beginning of January 2015. She enjoys sharing the word of God with others that are seeking a relationship with him or just simply need to be inspired along the way. She was inspired by God to write each word based on reading his word and her own personal experiences in life. She desires that each person have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ so that they may experience this amazing Christian journey!

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