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Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Encourage My Faith

I’m eager to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours. In this way each of us will be a blessing to the other.
Romans 1:12

We mostly think of encouragement as being a mood-lifter. A compliment, a gift, a bouquet of flowers. But the encouragement God provides touches us even more than those. He doesn’t offer a quick fix to our feelings but gives us encouragement for our faith.

Sometimes we need to be reminded of the great potential we possess…just one little word of encouragement can make all the difference…
Barbara Johnson

When we affirm God’s effectiveness working in our own live and of those around us, we are encouraging others.

Some people make it a full – time job to encourage the faith of believers and we call those people full time Christain workers. Our pastors have a responsibility to encourage us in faith. We need to listen to them and heed their words.

In Hebrews 10:25 we read that to go on sinning after we have learned the truth is the greatest obstacle to encouraging spiritual growth.

…Scripture says two are better than one. We’re instructed to love, pray for, and care about, accept, forgive, serve, encourage and build up one another.
Luci Swindoll

If we share the daily tasks of our lives with our friends, we should also be able to share our faith with them. If we don’t share our faith, how can we encourage others.

We’ve all be called to preach the gospel It was part of the Great Commission. 1Corinthians 9:14 tells us the Lord has commanded that those who tell the good news should get their living from this work.

In Acts 20:30 Paul is encouraging the faith of those around him. He didn’t hold back anythings. He told the Good News in public and in homes. He served the Lord unselfishly.

You can encourage me, and I can encourage you. In Romans 1:12 Paul says Your faith will help me and my faith will help you.

Our faith should touch every minute of every day. God wants to encourage us and we need to pray to Him to strenghthen our faith.

If we consider the words we speak and ask God to help we can bring conversations around to spiritual things. When you talk about your faith with others close to you , you will encourage their faith and yours as well.

I pray that what I learn from the lives of others will be used by God to make me a more compassionate woman, more willing to served, more grateful to God and more used to others.

Sheila Walsh

As we deepen our faith, we should spend more and more time in God's Holy Word. In it we can find a vast store of encouragement.

'On Ya' - ma

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