Verse of the Day ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Verse of the Day

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11

Don’t you love to be around those friends who encourage you and build you up rather than try to tear you down? I want to claim the chair next to them at lunch or share a seat on the bus trip to the retreat center. Friends who encourage are rare, so I like to hang on to them, keeping them close and tucked into the corners of my heart. And I work hard at encouraging them back. It’s a two-way street; I need to build them up too.

I want to claim the chair next to those joy-bringers at lunch or share a seat on the bus trip to the retreat center. Friends who encourage are rare, so I like to hang on to them, keeping them close and tucked into the corners of my heart. And I work hard at encouraging them back. It’s a two-way street; I need to build them up too.

To me, friendships like these are magical because the give and take have such a distinctive pattern, it’s almost like a see-saw that says “it’s your turn to be lifted up” – “now it’s your turn!” I am blessed to have several friends who are see-saw partners . . . and I thank God for blessing my life with them.

I’d love it if you shared this post with the wonderful friends in your life who encourage you. Pay it forward today, okay? Encourage them with a little love.

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  1. Rebecca
    June 6, 2016
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