ENCOURAGER

ENCOURAGER

Acts 23:11 (NKJV) But the following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome.”

In the world we have many talkers, yet so few encouragers.  Here we see Paul is going to have to give a witness of our Lord in Rome, and Jesus, the greatest encourager of all, stood by Paul and lifted him up.  In life, there are times when we get down and we need people that will lift us up.  In saying that, remember that there are people all around us who need a pat on the back or a good handshake, and encouragement.

It is so easy to look at the mistakes that people make and the little things that people do wrong and major on them, but what would happen if we looked at the things people did right and majored on them?

What would happen to a husband or wife if they encouraged each other instead of looking at the mistakes that are made?  What would happen if when our children mess up, instead of harping on the mistake, we encouraged them to do better?

You see, in this negative world people always try to find the worst in others, instead of looking at the best.  Have you ever read some reviews on a book or movie or item, and you see reviews for one star, and then others with five stars, and you wonder if they looking at the same product?

It is the same with us.  We can look at the same person and one will see the best in them, and the other will see the worst.  I pray that we will start seeing the best in others.  That we will start believing the best, and helping people become all that God would want them to become.  Let us start with our mates and children, and go from there.  What do you say?  Let us be encouragers!

Confession:  Today, I am going to make a decision to be an encourager, and to believe the best in others.  I am going to stop looking at all the little mistakes, and I am going to see the big picture.  God believes in them, and so do I!

Today’s Bible Reading

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Leviticus 15 – 16:28

Mark 7:1-23

Psalms 40:11-17

Proverbs 10:13-14

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Exodus 35, Exodus 36

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Mark 7:31-37, Mark 8:1-13

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 25:16-22

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Exodus 35, Exodus 36

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Mark 7:31-37, Mark 8:1-13

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 25:16-22