Monday, January 2, 2012

Be An Encourager

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.  Galatians 6:10 ESV
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 
1 Thessalonians 5:11 NLT
 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 NIV
With the New Year comes new resolutions, resolutions to do something for yourself or to make your life better in some way.  But I have a challenge for you ~ this year, instead of thinking of yourself, resolve to be an encourager to someone else. 

I want to encourage YOU today with this truth.  Your life matters!  God sees you and He loves.  He is calling you to come to Him today; come just as you are.  God has a plan and a purpose for your life.  You were not accident, but you were fearfully and wonderfully made.

I am praying for each and every person who reads these words today.  I may not know you, but God does, and He knows exactly what you need this day.  So I am praying that you experience His Perfect Love in a fresh, new way today.  Be blessed today, my friends!

Continuing my list of blessings, this week I am thankful for:
441.  Pumpkin Spice coffee and creamer - but not used together (smiles)
442.  God's protection over me in a car accident
443.  God's protection over my daughter who hit a deer that same day
444.  Work for my husband all week
445.  A listening ear
446.  A day spent taking down Christmas decorations and cleaning the house
447.  Windows open, warm sunshine and beautiful weather while cleaning
448.  Reminders from God that My life does have purpose
449.  Learning to be intentional in my walk with God
450.  Awesome worship service to start off the new year
451.  My husband, who brought me a salad, a Coke Zero, and a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
452.  Laughing so hard with my daughter that my head and stomach hurt
453.  Free "new" office furniture for me
454.  Being encouraged so that I can encourage others
455.  A new year, a new attitude, and a fresh perspective

What's on your list today?

Many blessings,

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  1. That is a very good resolution. Thanks for this :)

  2. Lisa,

    Beautifully written words if encouragement Lisa, we all matter,it is something I struggle with believing, but something I am going to be working on in the coming year.

    I love your #455.

    Blessings to you Lisa.

  3. Hi Lisa - I may not know you, but God does, and He knows exactly what you need this day. Amen. Great encouraging post Lisa
    God bless

  4. Great list Lisa. #451 makes me smile. :)

  5. This is so true! When we encourage others, we tap into our faith and hope. When we show an air of confidence to someone else, not only do they believe and are encouraged to continue on, but also our faith is made even stronger. :)

    Thank you for sharing.

  6. Now I really like this Lisa. Much of our focus is consumed upon us but resolving to be a encourager to others is a good goal.

  7. Instead of thinking of yourself, resolve to be an encourager to someone else. This is a great idea!
    Thank you. God Bless...Chelle

  8. What a wonderful idea Lisa! When we reach out and lift others up in the love of Christ, both sides are Blessed!

    Wonderful list! :-)

    Have a Blessed Day!!

  9. Very sweet post today! I think we all need prayers and to be encouraged in our path in life.
    Thanks, for the reminder to be an encourager. I loved your gifts.
    Blessings to you!