Romans 15:32 NLT
Then, by the will of God, I will be able to come to you with a joyful heart, and we will be an encouragement to each other.
All those people who walk through the door do so for a reason. They are not just thinking about themselves. They went out of their way to show others the goodness of God.
Each and everyone of the text messages, phone calls and facebook messages are reminders that we are not alone. They are intends to be “pick-me-ups” and reminders of the connections God has given us.
It is important to encourage others. In the last few days I have been reminded over and over that I am not alone in the struggle I am in. My mom continues to be ill, but there are so many people around you and me that need a word of encouragement. We make a difference in the lives of the people we step toward.
Matthew Barnett said, “whoever shows up most in a person’s life wins the battle of influence.” I have used that quote forever. And I believe this with all my being. Just show up. Let people know you care.
Encouragement comes in all shapes and forms. Choose one or two. Go out of your way to let others know they are important. Be a person of influence!
2 John 1:6 NLT
Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.