Thursday, September 10, 2009

Power of Encouragement

Ephesians 4:29 "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen"

Everything I have read and listened to the last couple of days has been targeted at the power of life or death in our words. There is power to bring life and joy into someones life and sometimes a simple word of encouragement can make all the difference.

My friend Victoria and I were discussing how sometimes women have a hard time complimenting or building each other up. Isn't a note of encouragement or praise a breath of fresh air?

In the past couple of weeks I sent out a couple of notes of encouragement and praise to some dear friends, and can I tell you what a blessing it has been to see their reaction! Try it out, and see if "refreshing others" does not in return 'refresh you!"

Provers 11:25 "He who refreshes others, will himself be refreshed!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is awesome Sommer! I am definitely going to do this. What a blessing it is when we are encouraged, so why not share?!! You are such an encouragement to me! May the Lord bless you for your sweet heart and spirit!