Powered by 4 - July 1, 2013

Building Up

today's reading.
Philippians 1:1-11  Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ...

the blog.
Paul is what I would consider to be a total encourager, and we really see that in the first verses of his letter to the church in Philippi. But what makes his encouragement even more impressive is that Paul is writing this letter from prison. Even so, there's not even a hint of discouragement about his situation. Instead, Paul is focused on lifting up his friends in Philippi and helping them stay the course for Christ. 

Part of being in the Body of Christ is encouraging, reinforcing and lifting other believers up. I love it when I receive a text, email or a handwritten note someone from my church family letting me know that they're praying for me or that something I've done has encouraged or helped them. Those simple kinds of acts are huge to me. They certainly confirm my living for Christ and also motivate me to keep at it. 

So this week, will you join me in committing to build up other Christ-followers? The goal is for each of us to encourage at least one person every day, starting today and then for the next six days. I know we can do it! Alright, who can you encourage today and how will you go about it? Have fun!! Tami

P.S. I'd love to see some blog posts with examples of your encouragement throughout the week. Keep us in the loop!

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