I saw this guest post on Josh Griffin’s website, Morethandodgeball.com and it really hit home with me. I like to be an encourager and Colton Harker really points out what we need to do. Here’s a tease below, go here to read the entire article.
One of the things that the Lord has really put on my heart recently is encouragement. So far, I have realized two things about encouragement: 1) Encouragement is powerful – with just a few words, we are able to affirm, refuel, and inspire others, and 2) encouragement is a gift. I am blown away by the fact that we have the ability to use our mouths to build each other up. We can be used by the Lord to communicate His love to His children! Crazy!
When we encourage others, we are glorifying the Lord. We are appreciating the unique ways that He has gifted His creation. We are celebrating the fact that He uses sinners to do incredible things for His Kingdom. Because encouragement is so important, we need to make sure that we are practicing it in our lives!