Monday, July 27, 2009

Guest Post: Notes from The Power of Encouragement #4

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 4 Friend Therapy

A way to receive encouragement that isn't thought of is through your senses.

You can just tell when someone really and truly cares for you. There are no strings attached - they sincerely care for just you. The warmth is felt.

Second is by what you hear. A phone call at just the right time with just the right words mean so much from someone who cares. It is one of those warm fuzzies.

Third is by what you read. A note or letter of encouragement goes a long way. One plus to the written encouragement is that you can read it over and over again. This can literally turn a person's day around.

Fourth is by what you feel. This could be a hug, a pat on the back or even squeezing someone's hand. We all like to feel the love of another through personal touch.

I have learned that when you think of others you feel better yourself. People feel better by what they sense, hear, read and feel so start today by helping others.

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

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