Be Encouragers

Who is your greatest encourager here on earth? As I think about this question I would have to say that those who pray for me are my greatest encouragers here on earth!

What brings you the most encouragement?

When I see people come to know Jesus as their Savior. Also, when I have been helping someone and I see some evidence of growth in their life.

How does God encourage us?

I would like to suggest that He is...

  • our Refuge (Psalm 61:2-4)
  • our Strong Tower (Psalm 61:2-4)
  • our Sheltering Wings (Psalm 61:2-4)
  • our Rest (Psalm 61:1-2)
  • our Rock (Psalm 62:1-2; 5-8)
  • our Salvation (Psalm 62:1-2; 5-8)
  • our Fortress (Psalm 62:1-2; 5-8)
  • our Hope (Psalm 62:5-8)
  • our Redeemer (Isaiah 43:1b)

What can we do to encourage others?

  • Pray for them
  • Share Scripture verses of encouragement especially from the Psalms
  • Listen
  • Write notes, cards and emails of encouragement
  • Visit
  • Keep consistent contact
  • Give of our time and resources to others in need
  • Walk alongside them no matter what they are facing
  • Extend hospitality

Challenge: Remember God's encouragement to you and be an encourager to someone in your life today!