Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Encourage Generously

A recent entry by Chuck Swindoll on my desk calendar spurred me on to greater heights in the ministry of encouragement.

He writes:

"Is there some soul known to you in need of financial encouragement? A student off at school - a young couple up against it - a divorcee struggling to gain back self-acceptance - a foreign servant of God laboring in an obscure and difficult ministry?

Encourage generously!"

A ballplayer friend of mine left a message on my answering machine several days ago. When I listened to it yesterday it lifted me up in a wonderful way. That's what words fitly spoken can do.

What will you do today to encourage another pilgrim on the "way"?

"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased." - Hebrews 13:16 (NIV)

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