This is the daily devotion from the July 30, 2021 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
Today’s devotion wrapped up the journey we took through the “Holding On and Letting Go” book and then focused on the subject of encouraging and building up one another.
Encourage One Another!
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)
This week’s prayer focus has been about being the body of Christ as you live life together with others by His design. God’s Word teaches us His plan and design for a healthy body with Christ as the Head and each member of the body doing its part. As you pray this week, ask God to help you seek and understand His design for your part in His body. Pray that you would not only know your own great value in God’s design, but that you would value those around you who are in your life by God’s design. Pray for the courage to grow and work together with greater understanding and acceptance of the differences that exist among the different parts of God’s family. 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.
Pray that you would continually grow in your encouragement of others as you build them up by God’s design. Pray that you would value the people around you as you each give and receive the encouragement that builds up the body of Christ.