DAY 15 - 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Key Scripture - 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NLT
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.
“Just as you are already doing,”… are you? Are you being an encourager to one another or do you take the first opportunity to speak negatively about someone or even to someone? Being critical of someone seems to come all too easy to some of us. Perhaps we disagree with their style, their decisions or think something someone has done could have been done better (your way), but instead of choosing to encourage and build someone up we tend to speak a cutting word. Whether someone hears your words or not, you are speaking life or curse over someone’s life. The Lord asks us to encourage each other and build each other up.
If you took an honest evaluation of your speech towards others, would your words line up with this scripture? If not, then it is time to begin to ask the Holy Spirit to forgive us for our negative and critical attitudes towards others and then make an exerted effort to speak life. If your words line up with this scripture, then keep it up! The world needs more encouragers just like you.
Posted on Thu, September 15, 2016
by Living Hope