Today’s Homework Is . . . .

When was the last time you said something nice to someone? When was the last time you encouraged someone?

That doesn’t sound like much, does it? Saying something nice, or being encouraging. Doesn’t sound like much of a big deal. But it is. It really is.

We all need someone in our lives, especially at certain times, to encourage us. To say something nice to us. To help us keep on walking, to help us keep on going.

To help us believe in ourselves. Sometimes we don’t believe in ourselves. Sometimes we really don’t think that we can do it. We really don’t think that we can accomplish it.

And that’s when we need someone to believe in us. We need that, don’t we?

And, we need to be that to someone else. Someone else needs someone to believe in them. And that someone should be us. Listen to what it says today in Hebrews 10: 23-25:

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

DX1We are told, let’s consider how to stir up good things in each other. Let’s figure out how to make each other better. More faithful. More obedient. More focused on God.

I need you to help me be more faithful. And you need me. That’s the way that community works. We need each other.

And then we are told to encourage one another. Help each other. Motivate each other. Impact each other.

Especially as you see the day drawing near. Especially as tough times come. We need each other.

So, today, when was the last time you encouraged someone? That’s your homework today. Say something encouraging to someone today.

And see what happens. I promise you it will be something good!

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