Pass on Encouragement

Steven Laman

READ : Hebrews 3:12-19

Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. (Heb. 3:13 niv)

Once, as I was on my way to school, a woman ran up to me acting like she wanted to talk. Curious, I stopped my wheelchair. “I’m so glad you stopped,” she said as she caught her breath. “I see you riding past often and wanted to tell you, Jesus loves you. Do you know him?” I told her that I did. “Awesome,” she responded, “Then I will see you in heaven.”

That conversation not only made my day, but it gave me new energy to live for the Lord. The author of Hebrews knew that without daily encouragement it is easy for us to become like the Israelites. God selected them to be his special people and wanted to give them a great new land, but they failed to trust him to help defeat the giants who were living in the land. Often our problems seem like giants, and we need encouragement to prevent us from turning our backs on the only One who can help.

How have you been motivated to keep living for Christ? Shouldn’t we pass on the encouragement? Let’s do it today!

PRAYER

Thank you, Lord, for those who encourage me. Help me to encourage others.