11th August 2014

Be An Aggressive Encourager 

“Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.”
Romans 14:19 (NKJV)

One of the easiest ways to express love to others is to help them feel valuable. Mother Teresa of Calcutta ministered in the midst of appalling poverty, hunger, and disease, yet she said being unwanted, unloved, uncared for and forgotten by everybody is a much greater hunger than the person who has nothing to eat.

Many people do not have a sense of their infinite value as children of God. The thought that God loves them and sees them as precious has never entered their minds.

The devil works very hard to make people feel devalued and worthless, But we can neutralize his lies by building people up and encouraging them. One way to do this is with a sincere compliment.

A compliment does not have to be something major. Little remarks such as, “That colour really looks good on you,” “I like your hair that way,” or “I’m glad that you are my friend,” are very effective and meaningful.

Most people are quick to compare themselves with others, which means they often fail to see their own abilities and worth. Making another person feel valuable doesn’t have to be time consuming. Let’s train ourselves to be aggressive encouragers. Find some way to encourage everyone that you come in contact with throughout each day. Making people feel valuable won’t cost any money, but it will give them something worth more than anything money can buy.

Prayer
Father God, help us to be aggressive encouragers to all that we meet.
Amen

Study by Allan Frankcom

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allanfrankcomAbout the Author:
Allan Frankcom is on the Pastoral Council of the Bristol Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God, UK.  He and his wife, Julie have attended the Bristol Church for over 30 years.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Bristol
Emmersons Green Village Hall
Emmerson Way
EMMERSONS GREEN
South Gloucestershire
BS16 7AP

Meeting time:
Saturday 11:30am

Local Congregational Contact:
Allan Frankcom
Email:  jf007d9991@blueyonder.co.uk

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