Words from the Heart for Sunday October 21st, 2018
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.
I Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT)
Encourage Each Other
We are all created by the Lord and made in His image. We honour the Lord by a lifestyle that majors on encouraging each other and “building each other up.” There are enough forces in our world that seek to push down and belittle others. In our own homes and in our church families let it be our goal to be an encourager. This can be taken out into our world everyday. This reflects the excellence of our Creator.
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The world in which we live can be so discouraging. Illness ravages families, financial issues cause great stress, pressure at work can be overwhelming. And watching the news can be downright depressing. The one place where we ought to find encouragement is among the people of God. The Lord Jesus gives us hope that in the end all will be well. And we have each other in the family of God to encourage each other when times get challenging. At least that is how is ought to be. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” It is never easy to stand for Christ. The world is constantly trying to pull us away from Kingdom of God thinking and acting. Followers of Jesus are not immune to the challenges of every day life in this world. So God’s word calls us to come alongside our brothers and sisters and encourage them when they are finding life difficult. God has put you into a family – you can’t live a Christian life alone. Who is the Lord Jesus calling you to draw alongside to encourage today?
These have been words from the heart.