Encouragement is so vital

1 Thessalonians 5:11 NLT – So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.

Encouragement is just so vital to us all. It is especially important for those who follow Christ. The world at times can weigh in on us and being depressing if we watch the nightly news. However, as Christians we have a number of sources where we can be encouraged.

1. The Bible – we can read of God’s love for us, His plan for our salvation and our heavenly home where we will spend eternity. This always lifts my spirit.

2. One another – as Christians we need to encourage one another. If we do a word study on the phrase “one another” in the Bible we see how important it is to God. He wants us to build each other up.

Years ago I made a decision to be an encourager. I have chose to look at the things people do and say and tell them something good about it. It always has a way of lifting their spirits.

I have also chosen to mine for my own encouragement. I read and watch things that encourage and inspire me. It might be things of faith, sporting achievements, or even people who help others in a big way.

So today I would encourage you to be an encourager. Look out for things that others do and tell them you appreciate it or how well they are doing. Also look for things to fill your own encouragement tank too.

God Bless,