Monday, 23 April 2012

Today Reminder - 23 April 2012 (Encourage)

My prayer for you for today is that you will be an encouragement to those around you and that you will be encouraged, in Jesus name.

1 Thessalonians 5:11
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.

Encourage. It is funny how it is sometimes so easy to be harsh to someone than to rather say something encouraged. We can so easily bring people down and find it so hard to uplift them. There are also thousands of books that will teach us how to be positive and how to live our lives, which is great. To me there is only one book and that is the Bible and one example and that is Jesus Christ. He never turned away from people. He ministered among the outcasts, the lepers and even the hated tax collectors. He saw good in everyone and in the end died for all even you and me. When compared to Jesus I fail miserably, yet with God all things are possible and that is where my thought for today comes in, my reminder. I believe that when we are filled with the Holy Spirit and we live each day knowing that Jesus already won the battle and that our struggles here on earth will ensure our eternal future with the Lord in heaven we must be joyful, we must laugh and sing praises even in the midst of pain and suffering. Paul knew this well, because after a terrible beating and being thrown in jail, he sang praises to the Lord in chains. This is how we should take each day, we should be full of happiness and joyfully face each challenge as we are victorious in Jesus. Then we should take our own joy and encourage those that are going through hard times and in our joy we must build those up that we see every day. We must accept people for who they are and remember that Jesus loves them regardless of who and what they are and beyond what they did. 

My dear friend, like Paul sang praises to the Lord in chains, let us bring praises to the Lord in our daily lives and in this encourage each other and in the end build each other up so that we can form an unbreakable force that will glorify God and destroy the attempts of the enemy.

Have a wonderful day dear friend of Jesus.


Note: If I live each moment of my life as if it is my last I will be light shining in the darkness, an unstoppable force of joy. A blessing most needed.