Yesterday people were sending me birthday wishes it was so encouraging that people would take the time to acknowledge my birthday, Along with the gracious birthday wishes there were a few comments that were made mentioning something that I taught and shared probably 30 years ago and how it impacted their lives.
Those brief comments filled my soul with such incredible joy and it so profoundly encouraged me that all the years in ministry was worth it. It made want to continue serving the Lord and His people.
Truly the meaning of Proverbs 18:21 came alive
As I am writing this there is this joyous voice inside of me saying,“it was worth all the sacrifices, hardships, mistakes, turmoil, disappointments, etc.
We read Paul what writes to the church of Thessalonica:
There are a number of other verses in the Bible that speak to encouraging one another. If I want to be honest it has only been the last few years that I have consciously tried to encourage people. It goes along with assigning value and honor to each person while attempting to unearth the buried treasure in each person.
They have proven scientifically that words of encouragement that are spoken change the chemistry make up of our blood.
How do we feel when people speak to us using negative words? How do we feel when people speak to us using words of encouragement?
While considering those questions why don’t we establish the “encouragement challenge?” What’s that? It’s where we attempt to eliminate discouraging/negitive speech from our live
“And never let ugly or hateful words come from your mouth, but instead let your words become beautiful gifts that encourage others; do this by speaking words of grace to help them.” The Passion Translation (TPT)
What if we challenged ourselves to be encounters not discouragers? We will be theses and daughters that are breathing life. Are you in?
Pastor Brian R. Weeks began ministering in 1972 and has served as a pastor to both youth and young adults. He also served as an associate pastor for eleven years, and then for 25 years as a senior pastor, apostolic missionary, and church planter. In March of 2017 he released his church Solomon’s Porch, but in order to remain part of the local church, continues to serve among its several pastors.