Thursday, July 12, 2007

Eager Encouragement

"A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed." Proverbs 11:25. What a wonderful picture of an encourager. What a magnificent promise for an encourager! If you encourage, you will be encouraged.

This week take a look around you and see people. It's safe to assume some will be discouraged and wrestling with problems. Maybe even you are struggling. Pray for perceptiveness and an awareness of those who need a special touch from you. Watch for opportunities to comfort and encourage. Ask for the courage and strength to share what you have with others. Maybe it's a note in the mail, a phone call or an email.

Why should you spend valuable time, energy and money to encourage others? The benefits are many.

"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." Ralph Waldo Emerson

1 comment:

Adam said...

Great blog. Here's my belated review: