While I take a break from the live morning broadcasts I’ve done for the past 14 months, I will still leave some written encouragement for each day. This week’s focus will be on being encouraged . . . and encouraging others.
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)
This week we look at part two of a two week focus on being encouraged for the purpose of encouraging one another. The distractions of this world are more than enough to bring discouragement to anyone, so it is important that we keep our eyes focused on the power of God to encourage us so that we can encourage others.
As you pray this week, ask God to help you be encouraged through your relationship with Him. Pray that you would know God as the source of courage in the midst of any and all discouragement. Pray that you would be open to the encouragement God sends your way through the people around you. Pray about how God would use you to be a more effective encourager to the people in your life.
Pray for discernment and wisdom to see beyond and through the divisiveness of this world so that you would love others as God loves both you and them.