Encouragement

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“A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!” Proverbs 15:23

“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.”        Ephesians 4:29

In the society we live in today it seems like criticism has become the more popular route. Most of the time, the media brings us bad news rather than good news. Wouldn’t you agree?

We have an opportunity to bless those around us with our mouths. Whether it’s just sending a quick email, writing a note to a friend or telling a co-worker that they are a blessing to work with.

I can’t tell you how many times we have received a note from our mentor at the right time! Ever experienced that before?

We definitely have enough Eeyore’s in the world! We need some more Barny’s. Ya know, Barnabas from the Bible? His name means “son of encouragement.”

My challenge for myself and I encourage you to do too: Find one person to encourage in some way every day! I’m not talking about blowing smoke but saying something that you truly mean.

An anonymous person wrote this:

A careless word may kindle strife,
A cruel word may wreck a life;
A timely word may lessen stress,
A loving word may heal and bless.

Thanks for reading! JOYfully His!

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