Five Minute Friday: Encouragement

Five Minute Friday: Encouragement

 

Welcome to Five Minute Friday!  Each Friday Lisa Jo Baker announces a word and we crazy bloggers are to set our timers and write for five minutes only on that word.  It’s a fun challenge!  So here we go…

The word for today is:

encouragement

When I think of this word it brings to mind many people in my life who have been consistent sources of encouragement.  They are people who have determined to make me hear it, and in their persistence my countenance has been lifted.  It’s no small thing to speak positively into some ones life.  Because I know how much it has done for me to hear it, I made a resolve of my own to speak it.  Being intentional with speaking encouragement has brought me to understand that God gives us promptings in this area.  When we see the good it’s not usually for us to sit on and ponder-it’s an opportunity to encourage and in doing that we are used by God to spur on the good we see.  When we encourage we nourish the soul, and nourishment supplies energy for growth.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”  Proverbs 18:21a

Help us to see the good, God.  Give us courage to speak of it as well.

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Encouragement generally leads to a merry heart!

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Blessings!

Gretchen