Thursday, June 27, 2013

Words That Build

"For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with Him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing" (1 Thessalonians 5:9-11, ESV).

As believers, as we believe Christ will come again, let us not hesitate to encourage someone else. It can make a huge difference in their day and their week. Words that are full of truth and that lift others up can help all of us remember our Lord and Savior. He can bring life everyday.

Kelli Martin
Earlier this week, a Bible study I am a part of gathered and then went to Wal-Mart and Target in groups. We bought a few things, met people we didn't know and got to pray for some of them. It opened doors for several people to discuss who God is.

We met before and after and were reminded of God, His Word to us and His presence. We discussed sharing our faith and encouraged each other in it. It was neat that later, we got to try to encourage others at Wal-Mart and Target. God gave us the words to say. It was inspiring to hear the group's stories after the trip.

How can you encourage someone this week? Let's praise God that He brings life. We can pray that He fills us up and then overflows to others, so we can lift them up with truth, encouragement and the reminder that our Savior offers life so freely.