What kinds of encouragement can we offer one another? What kinds of encouragement can we give ourselves?
You’ve probably seen page-a-day calendars that offer a daily dose of encouragement. I know a friend who writes encouraging words in a journal to which she regularly returns. Sending words of encouragement—yes, using a card and postage stamp—is a sure sign of caring.
Encourage yourself by learning to say “no” and avoid overscheduling your days. Holding one another in prayer is a form of encouragement. I can’t begin to describe the encouragement I receive when women in our organization tell me they are praying for me daily.
As Paul exhorted the Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 5:11), “encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.”
This message is an excerpt from “Be encouraging today” by Linda Post Bushkofsky in the January/February 2020 issue of Gather magazine.