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Encourage One Another

May 6, 2013

Many people are suffering from lack of encouragement. They have tried speedy answers to their questions or quest. Some have turned to alcohol or drugs.
In the streets, people will love each other, support them and encourage them. In the Body of Christ; what are we doing to encourage other members? Do we just brush them off with a few Scriptures or take time to minister to them?
I recalled back in 2010 when my sister died. People would flood me and my Facebook pages with Scriptures. At this point in my life, I could read and recite Scriptures for myself. I didn’t need anyone to brush me off with Scriptures. I needed someone that had experienced losing a love one, how they dealt with the loss and how God comforted them. I have been guilty of comforting people with Scriptures without realizing “I was easing their pains but not contributing to their needs.” I was only relieving myself of “guilt” of not being there for them in their time of bereavement.
In the Body of Christ, do we encourage or discourage other members. Do we help them when they stumble, laugh at them or talk about them? God has placed each of us in the Body as it please Him.
But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body.
And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. (1Corinthians12:18-21).
But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. (Luke 22:32)
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you. (1Peter 5:10).
Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. (2 Timothy 4:17)
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32)
And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: (1Thessoloians 3:12)

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  1. Excellent post as always. I also believe the human race for fear of saying the wrong thing, we state what we know is true-His Holy Word. As you have pointed out, so wonderfully there are times when encouragement is the sharing of oneself, and/or the silence of one’s presence.
    Very Good!!!

  2. Good Word Pastor Fairley. Let us continue to encourage one another. Amen and Amen.

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