I am feeling very thankful today. I have been trying to cling to Jesus, run from Jesus, speak to Jesus, avoid Jesus and I think one might understand that my mind is always on Jesus but my actions do not always reflect Him.
Today was a fresh start. It is a day to walk in the light and out of darkness. There is so much peace in my life when I really focus my actions to reflect how Jesus might speak, listen and act in situations. Watching people smile, laugh, express appreciation and one of my favorites, hug, brings joy to me. Even the stress of some difficult situations seem to find its place in the order of peace.
Many of us Christian bloggers, I think, blog to share our experiences along with the wisdom, knowledge and understanding that the Holy Spirit has given us. I learn much through what I read from your blogs. But today, I am very thankful for the encouragement that so many bloggers give to each other. I have experienced much of that lately and have read many comments of encouragement of others. I was inspired by today’s first reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians in 2 Thess 2:1-17. He prayed … “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement and good hope through his grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word.” I conclude with a hearty AMEN.
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An excellent post, Mike! We do need to encourage others here and every where we go in the Lord as we have those opportunities. And it should make us happy that we do this work of God’s love from our own love for Him. Always teach rightly from the word, in spirit and truth…this is most important as we who teach will be judged more strictly by the Lord, (James 3:1).
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Thanks Steve. And you are especially one I had in mind while writing. Your encouragement to all is a blessing!
Yes, mutual encouragement is very important! You definitely do your part to encourage others, too!