Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Guest Post: Notes from The Power of Encouragement #5

Encouragement is at the center of helping those who hurt. "Dr. David Jeremiah examines the heart of encouragement - self-giving, genuine love - and shows how we can eagerly use our hands, feet, eyes, and ears to love and encourage those around us."

Chapter 5 Mr. Encouragement

Here's a thought: "An encourager performs while others pretend."

Encouragers will think about doing something and do it. A person can not pretend to be an encourager. They simply ARE encouragers.

Encouragers see potential where others see problems. So many times people have come up to us saying that they thought of something to do for our family but... They second guessed they idea, they weren't sure if it would be helpful, or they simply ran out of time. A good encourager will give it a try and place it top of their to-do list.

Lastly, encouragers care more about people than programs. It is easy to see the person or family as a project or program and lose site of the person. In the end, God has surrounded us with people who have needs. It is our job to reach out and help them. The person who speaks words of encouragement speaks for God.

Follow along as we continue the book study of Power of Encouragement

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