“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?” ~ Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies
Does anyone else like to keep letters and cards they have received? What a source of encouragement ~ a bit of sunshine to cheer even long after they have been received! ♥
On Sunday a single woman at church shared with me that she now had a full work schedule again ~ an answer to prayer for her. My first thought was that I should send a card to her and further tell her that I was rejoicing with her and to encourage her in God’s faithfulness ~ and then I started thinking that it just wasn’t necessary to send a card. When I give in to thinking like this ~ this is when I miss out on being used in the ministry of encouragement. It really didn’t matter if I had just talked to her ~ don’t we all know how we can use encouragement each and every day? God really wants to use us as vessels of encouragement ~ So guess what I did today?
“As you wake each morning and spend time with God before you start the day, ask God to show you who He wants you to encourage this day. Give God time for Him to speak to you. As you wait, He will show you. Then ask Him what He wants you to do. He will show you creative ways to encourage that will change peoples lives.” ~ Nancy Campbell
And just think of the opportunities we have to be a blessing and encouragement to our husbands and children as well!
I hope you are encouraged to reach out and allow the Lord to use you in the ministry of refreshment!
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
I Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV)
“For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.”
Philemon 1:7 (ESV)
Blessings dear friends!♥