Have you had your Joy Juice today? Encourage your heart with the truth found in scripture and you will be joyfully ready to encourage others.
Numerous times we are instructed in the Bible to encourage.
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
Ephesians 4:29 NIV
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another…”
As Christians we are to take our responsibility to encourage seriously. In David Jeremiah’s book The Joy of Encouragement, he gives four reasons why we need to encourage others:
1. It is the urgent need of our day.
2. It is the unique priority of God.
3. It is the underlying purpose of our Bible.
4. It is the uncommon opportunity to begin a never-ending process.
Let’s begin the “encouragement process” today and discover a special kind of joy! When you encourage others, you will also find encouragement yourself! That’s a promise!
Find at least one someone to share the joy of Jesus with today by encouraging them in the Lord.