by Lupie Riley  

9/27/2021 / Christian Living

Freelance writer Lupie Riley

Thought:  What does it mean to be an encourager?  Webster translates it as to inspire with courage or hope.  To support.

The Word describes it as Phill. 2:1,2 “Is there any such things as Christians cheering each other up? Do you love me enough to want to help me (Paul speaking)? Does it mean anything to you that we are brothers (and sisters)in the Lord, sharing the same Spirit?  Are your hearts tender and sympathetic at all?  Then make me truly happy by loving each other and agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, working together with one heart and mind and purpose. 

In today’s world of chaos, uncertainties, wickedness in high places I took a leave of absence from all negative news media.  For the next week I’ll be focusing on the positives from God’s Word that is full of hope and comfort.  These are just a few of those golden nuggets to raise your level of emotions to those higher places where peace can be found.

Col. 4:5,6 “Make the most of your chances to tell others the Good News.  Be wise in all your contacts with them.  Let your conversation be gracious as well as sensible, for then you will have the right answer for everyone.”

I Cor. 9:22b “ Yes, whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so that he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him (or her). I do this to get the Gospel to them and also for the blessing I myself receive when I see them come to Christ. 

Prov. 15:23 “Everyone enjoys giving good advice, and how wonderful it is to be able to say the right thing at the right time.” 

Heb. 10:24,25 “In response to all he has done for us, let us outdo each other in being helpful and kind to each other and doing good. Let us not neglect our church meeting, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of his coming back again is drawing near.”

Phill 4:8,9 “ And now brothers (sisters) as I close this letter let me say this one more thing.  Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others.  Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about.  Keep putting into practice all you learned from me and saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you.”

Prayer:  Father God, thank you for these words of encouragement.  Help me to pass them on to those around me that are hurting, discouraged, and have lost hope.  Ame 

Verse:  Psalms 106:3 “Happiness comes to those who are fair to others and are always just and good.”

Married 58 years, four children, nine grandchildren and three greats. I’ve been a freelance writer for over 40 years. Working on a book at the present. My priorities are God first, family, country. Look me up on Google search by my name Lupie Riley, click on first link.

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