A couple of weeks ago, my husband brought in the mail at lunch time, and I was so excited because I had received a package!! It wasn’t my birthday or any special occasion, but a very sweet friend of mine had sent me a book and some tea! What a treat this was, and it totally brightened up my day! I know it took some time and thought for her to do this, and then take it to the post office to mail, and she is a busy homeschooling mom of 10! I can’t tell you how blessed her thoughtfulness made me feel! ♥
Don’t we all love to receive encouragement every day? I have been making some picture cards again the last couple of days ~ not only because I have a lot of birthday and special occasion cards to send this next month, but I also want to be prepared to send out some encouragement!
I love these words of encouragement by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies. She said, “God constantly encourages us in His word. He continually exhorts us to ‘Fear not!’ When Jesus was on earth, He constantly encouraged with the words, ‘Be of good cheer…Be not afraid.’ This is the desire of God’s heart. He constantly wants to encourage us. But He can only tangibly do this through His people, His body. Everyday He wants to load us with blessings! Every day He wants to encourage us! Every day He wants to cheer us up and inspire us…Can you just imagine what would happen to a body of God’s people if each one was being encouraged by someone else every day – and each believer was encouraging someone else? It would be very difficult to be laid low with depression. It would be hard to backslide. It would be difficult to get into unbelief.”
I think I need to stock up on some pretty postage stamps so that I can fill up my mailbox with cards! I sometimes like to imagine what the mailman would think if every day, cards adorned with pretty stickers were waiting there for him to take to the post office to be sorted and delivered to someone. Wouldn’t that be fun? ♥
Blessings friends ♥