Help to Soar

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Jesus taught us to love one another. So, what does that entail? Being patient, being kind, not being jealous of someone because they are talented and/or beautiful/handsome. Not being egotistical and thinking of yourself first, being courteous, self sacrificing, not easily irked by others, and only wanting the best for others. If we truly want to be examples of Christ’s love, we need to exhibit all those traits, which will in effect, make us encouragers. You don’t need the gift of encouragement to be an encourager, you only need love. Encourage others in truth, help them to be their best, to learn to soar, and if need be, soar with them. When someone does a good job, tell them. When someone messes up, tell them they’ll do better next time. Let’s be a body of Christians that are known for our love and honest encouragement for one another.

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Brighten the Day

As Paul tells us in Romans, we are all one body in Christ with many members but all the members do not have the same function. We are all given spiritual gifts, differing according to the grace that is given to us, and we are to use them. There is one gift that some people have an abundance of but it is also one we all are able to use, the gift of encouragement. It is a powerful gift that can start wheels turning or squash people in their tracks. A simple word of encouragement can brighten one’s day or bring on dark clouds. So, which are you, an encourager or a discourager? It takes little to no effort to say something encouraging. Think about Joses in the early church. He was such a positive guy the Apostles changed his name to Barnabas which means son of encouragement! Make it a goal to be a Barnabas to everyone you meet. You’ll not only be honoring the Lord, you’ll be somebody everybody wants to know!

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Well Done…

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Can there be any greater words said to you than when you go to meet the Lord and He says, “Well done good and faithful servant”? I seriously doubt it. So, how are you coming along on that? Are you like the wise servant that invested his master’s five talents and gained five more or have you buried your talents in the ground? We all have something of value to contribute, we all are of value to the body of Christ, and we all can affect the world around us. Make 2019 the year when you make a concerted effort to dust off your talents, however large or small they may be, to make sure one day you will hear those precious words!

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Who Does God Use to Proclaim Jesus?

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Who does God use to proclaim Jesus? Well, let’s take a look at what the Bible says.
 
When Mary went to visit her relative Elizabeth, at the sound of Mary’s voice, Elizabeth’s baby lept for joy in her womb because the Lord was present! Angels came from heaven to declare Jesus’ arrival! Shepherds left their flocks to spread the good news. Magi from the East traveled hundreds of miles to worship and acknowledge Him! Simeon, a just and devout older man, proclaimed Him in the temple. Anna, an 84 year old widow, dedicated to prayer and fasting, did the same.
 
Let’s see now, that’s the young to the very, very young, heavenly host, uneducated, poor working class men, educated, wise, wealthy foreigners, and elderly men and women. That pretty much covers everybody and that’s only looking at two chapters! So I guess that means He can use you! This Christmas season don’t hesitate when an opportunity arises to spread the truth of whom Jesus is and why He came. God wants to use you at any time, at any age, to be His messenger, you only need to be ready and let Him!
Who? Me!

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