Be an Encourager!

04 December 2011

Given the state of the economy and the pressures and stresses that often surround the end of the year there is almost certainly someone near you that could use encouragement.

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:9)

 

Paul tells the believers in Thessalonica to encourage one another and gives them several ways to do that. Here are his 15 recommendations.

Try one of them each day for the next 15 days and then repeat. You will have an entire month of being an encourager under your belt. Who knows... maybe it will become a positive habit that will bless those around you! :)

  1. Appreciate your leaders. (1 Thessalonians 5:12)
  2. Esteem your leaders. (1 Thessalonians 5:13)
  3. Live in peace. (1 Thessalonians 5:13)
  4. Admonish the unruly. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
  5. Encourage the fainthearted. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
  6. Help the weak. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
  7. Be patient. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
  8. Resist revenge. (1 Thessalonians 5:15)
  9. Rejoice. (1 Thessalonians 5:16)
  10. Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
  11. Give thanks. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
  12. Do not quench the Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 5:19)
  13. Do not despise prophetic utterances. (1 Thessalonians 5:20)
  14. Abstain from every form of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:22)
  15. Trust in G-d's constant sanctifying work.  (1 Thessalonians 5:23)

Be a faith-filled encourager!

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