Thursday, September 10, 2009

THE GIFT OF ENCOURAGEMENT

When I survey the Bible, the number of encourages is encouraging. Often, if not every time, when one of God's children was discouraged, threatened or challenged, you will find another saint there offering encouragement. I truly believe the need of the hour is to have those who are active in exercising the gift of encouragement.

The church is filled with those who have the GIFT of criticism. It's amazing those who are willing to get in line to throw stones. It would be a great day indeed if the church would line up to offer encouragement to those who need it and trust me there are many who need it. Deuteronomy 3:28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see. Let's help each other succeed in their God given assignment!

One last thought, don't be surprised by those who won't like you helping others especially those who have sinned. If a person has truly repented and dealt with their sin, what else can they do? I'm not condoning the practice of sin. But we need to quit being the Judge, jury and executioner. There's only one true judge. I don't think we all are as spiritual as we want others to believe. The only thing that makes us perfect is the cleansing blood of Jesus. Let's pursue holiness and bring others along with us. Have a great day and go encourage someone.

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