Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. – (Hebrews 10:24, NLT)
We should think about each other to see how we can encourage each other to show love and do good works. – (Hebrews 10:24, ERV)
Let us consider how to inspire each other to greater love and to righteous deeds. – (Hebrews 10:24, VOICE)
This verse is made tangible again and again as I consider the countless stories of “pay it forward” that I have heard, experienced, and have had the pleasure in which to participate. One small act of kindness inspires another, and even the seemingly most minute labors of love can set spark to a wildfire of wonderful deeds. May we keep our eyes open to opportunities to love well and extend goodness, just as we have received at times when we needed it most.
Let us consider,
How we can love well;
Inspire each other,
Of His goodness tell.
May all that we do,
Extend love and grace;
So all may be blessed,
As they run their race.
Each act of kindness,
Each choice to do good;
As love’s understood.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that we can love one another and do good works because You first loved us and gave everything for us to have life in You. Forgive us for not looking for ways to love well. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would seek You to restore the places that are weary and worn, as You are the One who fills us and equips us to love others and do good works. Show us how to love those around us in a way that motivates, encourages and inspires greater love and good to be passed on. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we praise You for the love and goodness that You have given us and seek You to equip us with ways to go forth to love and do good works well. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
The joy of the Lord is your strength. – Nehemiah 8:10