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Let the Encouragement Flow

Thursday, April 04, 2013

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up”
(Proverbs 12:25, NLT)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

When you see someone who is struggling, a co-worker who is discouraged, a friend who is not up to par, how do you respond? Our words can be what keeps a person going; our compliments can put a spring back into their step. Now more than ever, we need to automatically let the encouragement flow. We need to tell others how much we love them, how we value them, and tell them that they are talented and creative. Always remember, with your words you carry life-giving water. You carry hope, healing, encouragement and new beginnings, and you can pour it out everywhere you go.

Today, choose to speak encouragement. Choose to speak victory and faith. Instead of telling people what they’re doing wrong, instead of pointing out all their faults, find what they are doing right. Focus on the good. There are already enough critical, judgmental people in the world. Let’s be people who lift up others and restore them. Let’s be the light of Jesus in the world.

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father God, thank You for speaking through me. Thank You for using me to be a blessing to others. Thank You for encouraging my heart as I find ways to encourage the people around me. I love You and bless Your holy Name. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen
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LALMEIDA 4/4/2013 1:48PM

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JADOMB 4/4/2013 12:17PM

    Amen. I do my best to stay positive, but life has it's way of busting us down. Only with Jesus do I find the strength to continue the fight though.

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BOBINVA 4/4/2013 11:31AM

    It is amazing how much we get back when we give.

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MPETERSON2311 4/4/2013 10:39AM

    Amen. Thanks for posting.

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SWDESERTLOVER 4/4/2013 8:40AM

    So true! emoticon

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