Need Some ENCOURAGEMENT?
Acts 11:23 When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts. 24 He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.
Everyone needs encouragement! Barnabas was all about that! His name even means encourager. He had eyes to see. BUT, the most fascinating part to not overlook is what he saw. He saw what the grace of God had done. That was the source of his encouragement. From there his encouragement was limitless, because God is ‘full’ of grace and truth. He cannot be emptied of it! He leveraged all that God was and is and has to offer for the good of his brothers and sisters in Christ.
And the cool thing…when he did it people in great numbers chose to follow Jesus! His encouragment had a direction. Any purpose with value is directed toward Jesus!
Are your eyes on Jesus today? He alone is the source of the encouragement that you need.
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I am a visionary architect who is passionate about seeing dreams realized and implemented so that together we can better our world physically and spiritually. I get excited about leadership development and seeing the church multiplied as people embrace their creative side and breathe life and hope into their world. There is nothing that motivates me more than serving the young, the lost, the poor and the elderly.
I have been serving the Lord full-time for over 35 years. I consider myself a ‘life coach.’ For many years I was on the playing pitch. My role today is to train and invest in the next wave of ‘players’ who are serious about winning. My team runs to ‘win’…to win the prize of knowing that we embraced the high calling of God. To serve him with all that we have and give him all the glory.
I have been privileged to serve God as a youth pastor, school administrator, church planter, lead pastor, mission director, business owner, crisis and catastrophe director and college professor. That God chooses to use me to direct our amazing team blows me away. I love my job!
I love the ministry of encouragement. I think that is the single most important thing we can do for others…and it’s alot more than just words. It involves awareness, insight, communication, understanding, risk, courage, I could go on and on. Who knows what tragedy could next be avoided if we take the time to encourage our fellow sojourners on oftentimes tough path of life.
How to encourage
what a great word Kay! Thanks for adding value and ‘encouragement.’