- 2 Corinthians 13:11
[ Final Greetings ] Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
- 1 Thessalonians 4:18
Therefore encourage one another with these words.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
- Hebrews 3:13
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
Encourage one another.
How hard is that when you are seen as the encourager and you need the encouragement? Who encourages us? Who encourages you?
We need to encourage one another! We need that. Encouragers, those who encourage, do not run on an endless tank. God expects us to encourage one another.
When was the last time you were down and struggling and got the confused look when you asked for encouragement? Did you get a positive response or was the answer, “But YOU are always so positive, so upbeat, so encouraging!” like somehow that makes us immune to down days, immune to needing someone to cheer us on.
I challenge you, dare you even, to find a way to encourage the one who encourages you. Uplift them in prayer, in deed and in word.
That’s right! I said it.
In prayer – pray for them. Be thankful for them.
In deed – reach out to them in a tangible way. Touch their life if they have touched yours.
In word – SAY IT. Truly. Words have power to build up and to tear down. Build them up.