Encouraging One Another

Every week before our meet and greet time at church, I talk about the fact that we were created for relationship: Relationship with God and relationship with others. And I believe a big part of our relationship with one another has to do with supporting and encouraging each other.

In Ephesians 4:29 it says, “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.” This verse reminds us of the importance of our words and the impact they can have on others.

As followers of Christ, we are called to encourage and lift one another up. This means speaking words of kindness, love, and truth, even in difficult situations. It also means being mindful of how our words may affect others and striving to use them to build up and edify rather than tear down.

Encouraging and lifting one another up is not always easy, but it is a crucial part of living in community with one another. When we speak words of encouragement, we help others to see their worth and value in Christ. We also strengthen our relationships and build a sense of unity and support within the body of Christ.

Lord, help us strive to be people who speak words of encouragement and lift one another up, especially during difficult times. May we use our words to build one another up and to bring glory to you God.

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