Thursday, August 25, 2011

Encouragement

There's a park in the back of my neighborhood. The other night we were riding bikes around the walking/bike trail. In the center of this trail are many soccer fields.
One team was finishing up for the day, and I heard the coach call out and ask the little boys and girls to gather round. He said, "I loved the teamwork. I loved the passing. I loved your attitude." That was all I heard as I rode by, but that replayed in my mind for the rest of my ride. Wouldn't it be great if we all worked together in our jobs and life? How much smoother would life be?
The Bible is full of encouraging scripture. Encouragement means to strengthen or stimulate. Barnabas means son of encouragement.
Hebrews 3:13 says, "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness."

3 comments:

  1. I completely agree Jackie!Too often people go right to tearing each other down...I even see this in my kids with their siblings as part of their nature. I keep combating it with God's nuturing Word of "Encourage one another!":)

    Love the new look on your blog too!

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  2. I found these two quotes today I wanted to add.

    “Flatter me and I might not believe you.
    Criticize and I might not like you
    Ignore me and I might not forgive you
    Encourage me and I will not forget you.” – William Arthur Ward

    God’s Word: “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.” – Hebrews 3:13

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  3. I too like the new look Jackie, and how inspirational that park proves to be for you.
    Sometimes I have to encourage myself, with one of my go-to verses.

    "I am still confident of this; I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." Psalm 27:13

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