“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing” (1Thess 5:11)
There are too many men and women around who discourage the true believers. They find (little) fault with everything. They grumble about life but they do not want to die. If you become successful, they make you feel guilty. If you do the right thing, they make you feel ashamed. If you want to move on in life, they remind you of your past and tie a rope at your back. They spread spiritual poison everywhere they go. Their greetings are warnings in disguise. They puncture your joy and quench your zeal. They minimize your peace and maximize your anxieties. They say that marriage is good but it can end in divorce… They say that work is good but the payment is too small… They say that church is nice but the music is too loud… They say that the sun shines, but it is not bright enough… Dear friend, look around yourself and see, who are your ‘friends’? Do not sponsor discouragement! It grieves the Holy Spirit and makes people sad when God has not made them sad. Look unto Jesus this morning! Rejoice without regret! May your joy be full and never ending! Child of God, from your heart, please encourage others with the encouragement you have freely received! In Jesus’ name, amen!
Let’s pray: “Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You for sending Your only Beloved Son, Jesus Christ to die for our sins; to bring salvation and eternal life to us who believe! We thank You Father for sending the Holy Spirit, the Heavenly Encourager to us here on earth. We receive everything You have given to us. We come against every evil spirit of discouragement, religion, fear, grumbling and backsliding. We command you to leave us and go away, in the name of Jesus! We destroy every evil covenant done against our spirits, souls and bodies! We separate from any man or woman who practices occult, doubt, spreads discouragement and has a constant negative attitude! Abba Father, please make us to be holy encouragers to others, by the power of the Holy Spirit! Thank You Father for answering this morning prayer! To You alone be all the glory! In Jesus’ name we pray, amen!”