There are people who are gifted by God with a special ability to encourage others (see Romans 12:6-8). However, even if encouraging others is not a gift you particularly have, you are still responsible to do it. God’s Word teaches us that we are to encourage one another daily!
We have been entrusted with a great power. When we encourage others, it builds them up and makes them strong (see 1 Thessalonians 5:11). However, without that encouragement they might become weary and give up on something they need to finish.
God is “[the Source] of every comfort (consolation and encouragement)” (2 Corinthians 1:3). Since God is an encourager, we should be the same way. Anytime you do what God does, you can be assured you are doing the things that are right and that will produce joy, peace, and power for your life.
Power Thought: Today I will encourage and add value to everyone I meet.
Memory Verse: but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. (Hebrews 3:13 NKJV)
From the book Power Thoughts Devotional by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2010 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.