My prayer for you for today is that you will be a true friend to those around you, encouraging them and being patient with them, in Jesus name.
1 Thessalonians 5:14
Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.
Care. Today the Holy Spirit just wants to remind us on how important we are to people we know and to people we meet. A patient heart, a tender warning and an encouraging word can change the worst of days. It is not only you that faces the enemy on a daily basis, but everyone is under constant attacks to bring them down and to create distance between them and the Lord. Therefore it is even more important that we take care of each other so that everyone you know will not feel alone in their struggles but will be encouraged by a caring friend. Paul makes four important statements that we can focus on today:
Warn those who are lazy – Laziness is a terrible disease. It is so important that we should always work with a joyful heart, willing and motivated by giving glory to God in everything we do. Laziness will be scolded where hard work will always be rewarded.
Encourage those who are timid – The devil thrives on fear. Encourage those who are fearful, shy and nervous to seek God’s strength and fear no more. Be a source of motivation and a light in their darkness.
Take tender care of those who are weak – When we are weak, we are strong. Take care of those who are weak and bring them to God in prayer so that they will find strength in their weakness and glorify God in their victories.
Be patient with everyone – Most of all we must be patient, because it is in our patience that Jesus will shine bright to the world like a light tower guiding a lost ship.
My dear friend, be the difference maker today and show Jesus in everything and everywhere to everyone.
Have a glorious day shining brightly over an ocean of God’s children.