Encourage Daily

There is a need in all of us to be encouraged. We cannot afford to withhold that which helps facilitate confidence and momentum in individuals who are in pursuit of God, His will and desires. When people have a need to share that many times comes from a need to be ?encouraged? ? they need more courage! We have the ability to feed courage and faith into the hearts of others. Scripture commands us to encourage one another daily. (As long as it is called ?today?.)
Many times people don?t encourage others because they don?t want them to fall into pride. But in reality they don?t encourage because of the jealousy in their own heart or some false idea of wisdom. The faith of one person to another is very healing to the soul. Many people have been raised deprived of encouragement from their parents in early childhood so they are seeking for affirmation. It is true that our affirmation ultimately must always be from God. But Jesus also said when you do it unto the least of these, my brethren; you have done it unto me. So you can minister to Jesus by ministering life and encouragement to others. It is not our job to make sure people don?t fall in pride ? that is NOT our job description. That is the job subscription of the Pharisee. Maybe if we sow in encouragement we might reap it for ourselves.
Reasons to Encourage:
1. God is the God of all comfort who is the author of the spirit of encouragement that is to flow in our lives.
2. We are commanded to encourage one another daily.
3. When we encourage we are helping to ignite the faith in others and in turn we reap back the same encouragement ? so there is mutual edification.
4. When we set our hearts to encourage others in the Lord we are walking in love.
5. Someone is always looking for someone else to believe in them ? to believe that they can be all that God has called them to be. You can be the heart and mouth of Jesus to someone.
6. Being an encourager guards you from being a faultfinder and perfectionist. The error of being a perfectionist is that you are easily ?discouraged? when things are not perfect. This will happen quite often in a very ?imperfect? world. The only perfection we can be desirous of is the ?spirit of grace? manifesting His perfect life to us, through us and to others. It is hard to encourage someone when you think they are a hopeless case!
7. The spirit of prophecy has all to do with encouragement. A integral evidence of a true spirit of prophecy working in your life is there is going to be a continual pattern of encouraging others in their own faith.
8. Be a ?helper? just as the Holy Spirit is our helper. He ?helps? through us. The greek word for encouragement has it?s roots in what Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as ?our Helper
John 14:16-17
“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever?”
John 14:25-27
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
John 16:7
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.”
2 Thess 2:16-17
“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”
Heb 3:13-14
“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”
Heb 10:25
“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
NT:3870
parakaleo (par-ak-al-eh’-o); from NT:3844 and NT:2564; to call near, i.e. invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation): KJV – beseech, call for, (be of good) comfort, desire, (give) exhort (-ation), intreat, pray.

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