Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. – (1 Thessalonians 5:11, NIV)
So encourage each other and help each other grow stronger in faith, just as you are already doing. – (1 Thessalonians 5:11, ERV)
So support one another. Keep building each other up as you have been doing. – (1 Thessalonians 5:11, VOICE)
As we have at long last reached the final day of May, may we continue to encourage and build each other up, for the finish line is finally in view. Today is our last volleyball game of the season. It has been exciting to learn and grow in something new, and be in a space where encouraging each other is the norm. It ought to be the same as we grow in our faith, cheering each other on and encouraging one another to become the best version of ourselves. May we ever seek the Lord to lead us to encourage and build each other up, so that we all may press on and finish strong.
Lord, give us patience,
to choose persevere;
build up, fend off fear.
Lead us and guide us,
to walk in Your ways;
to lift others up,
be our strength each day.
Help us, Lord Jesus,
in all that we do;
may we shine Your light,
as You we pursue.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You encourage, strengthen, and build us up. Thank You that You call us to do likewise for those around us. Forgive us for the times that we lacked the resolve to trust You to be the Source of what we needed. Teach us to trust in You more, and lead us in Your love to encourage and build up all those around us. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we praise You for the strength and encouragement You supply, and extend the same to those around us by Your grace. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; You encourage them, and You listen to their cry. – Psalm 19:17