Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday - Encourage Today

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But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.  Hebrews 3:13

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Every day offers opportunity to provide encouragement.  It begins in our homes, then continues on as we go through our daily lives.  A smile, kind word, pat on the back or hug can mean so much to someone. 

In this verse, Paul told the importance of encouragement to the early Christians.  He knew they were surrounded by sin and could easily fall into the deceitfulness of it. He also knew of the power of encouragement to keep one another lifted and built up.  In our day and time, we also are surrounded by temptation and evil at every turn.  Christian encouragement is something we should do each day to bless our brothers and sisters in the Lord and to show a positive and loving gesture to all those we see.

May we keep our eyes open and always be ready each day to offer encouragement to others!

10 comments:

  1. I am very genuine when I say that YOU are encouragement to me each morning through your posts! Just may be one of your gifts:)

    Thanks for the apple recipe links!! Just bought apples at the grocery last night....

    Happy Wednesday, friend.

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  2. This is beautiful! I have felt the Lord speaking to me on this very thing. So often we think of only the big things in life, when sometimes the time we take to bless and encourage someone, even in a small way, makes a huge difference... to both yourself and the other person.

    God bless you this WFW!

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  3. Thank you for that timely reminder. Your picture is so lovely.

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  4. Yes! It is so important to remember that we all need to be encouraged. Thank you for sharing this. God bless you!

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  5. Boy, I'll tell you, the world could us e a WHOLE lot more of this verse! Imagine if the politicians in these November elections took this verse to heart and encouraged rather than took every opportunity to do the opposite...
    Such a great reminder...I'm taking this one with me this week!

    peace,
    lori

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  6. Thanks for visiting my blog. Encouragement is so important.

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  7. Amen! I learn more and more just how important encouragement is to everyone. Have a wonderfully blessed WFW!

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  8. I agree wholeheartedly! Encouragement seems to be lacking in many churches today. Everyone is so busy, so caught up in their own lives..... they don't take time to show interest in others, to notice when others are hurting,discouraged or absent. Thanks for the reminder!

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  9. Amen! Sometimes we Christians tend to condemn our sinning brethren and failed to encourage them to be strong and guide them to return to God's fellowship.

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