November 7, 2015

30 Days of Encouragement {Day 7}: Why Encourage?

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Today brings us to the end of week one of the 30 Days of Encouragement series.  Have you been considering how God might use you to encourage others?  As you've thought about topics I've covered so far, have people come to mind?  Have you taken any action yet?!  (Yep, this is totally me challenging encouraging you to listen to the Spirit and go for it!)

Let's take a look again at Hebrews 10:19-25.

Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Reread those bold words.

Do you want to know why you should grow as an encourager?  Because God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will have eternal life.  We are called to encourage one another in response to what God has done for us!

God loves mankind beyond compare!  We could not have relationship with Him without His intervention.  And He intervened!  In Christ we have free access to God by faith.  And we are set free to consider others.  No longer are we in bondage to self-protection, because Christ has set us free.  We can open up our lives, our time, and our hearts to one another to encourage because Christ has set us free.

If you have placed your faith in Christ, you are a Christian and this call is for you and God's unchanging love is your motivation.  You can learn to encourage.  Stick around this month and we'll learn how, together!

Sundays are off blogging day, so I'll "see" you on Monday.  Get yourself to worship tomorrow!  I pray God will meet you there and fill you up with all that He is.

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