I’ve really fallen in love with a statement that one of our saints at St. Matthews, that I never got to meet, was famous for saying. I have been told that Octavia Perry loved to say “God don’t like ugly.” … Continue reading
Today, you have a choice to make with your words. You can use them to build others up, or you can use them to tear others down.
Each of us, today, we have that choice.
Listen to what Paul writes to us today in 1 Thessalonians 5:8-11:
But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
That what is what He longs for you today, to build you and let you know that life.
And, that’s not just His plan for you, it’s His plan for all that believe today. For every Christian, for every believer, He longs to have them to know that peace and joy of full salvation.
Today, each of us get to play a part in that plan. With how we treat each other. Do we help others know God better?
Do we build them up?
Do we encourage them?
Do we point them to Christ?
Today’s let’s do that. God will place before us today someone who needs encouragement. Someone that needs someone to believe in them. Someone that just needs some love and some hope.
You can do that! You have that chance today. You can do that!
Today, we can tear down, or we can build up. Today, through His grace, may we build up!
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