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Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Power of Encouragement


Finally, brethren, farewell (rejoice)! Be strengthened (perfected, competed, made what you ought to be); be encouraged and consoled and comforted; be of the same [agreeable] mind one with another; live in peace, and [then] the God of love [Who is the Source of affection, goodwill, love, and benevolence toward men] and the Author and Promoter of peace will be with you.
-Philippians 1:6 (MSG)

"Encouraging words add physical strength to people. We need to encourage one another. Spend time thinking about what life is like for somebody else. Ask God, Who can I encourage today? How can I build someone up?' - Joyce Meyer

Read: Deuteronomy 7:13; 33:29; Psalm 72:17; Galatians 6:10

Acts of encouragement appear hundreds of times throughout the scriptures We need to stay busy loving God and Building each other up. Why does God encourage us? Why is it important for us to bring joy to others?
List some uplifting words you can speak over yourself and the people you care about.

ACTION STEP

Read: John 13:34; 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

As the hope of God's Word sinks into our hearts, we begin to move beyond our own needs, and our desire to speak love and encouragement to others grows. Think about the people God puts in your path each day. Who do you know who can use a little extra joy today? Write down their names and ask God to bring to your mind words of encouragement to share with them:



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