There is just something about encouraging one another. Often, God will stop me in my tracks and put a person on my heart. When He does, I do my best to be obedient to that nudging in the Spirit. After all, I would want someone to show up for me when I need them.
Today, I want to share a few examples of how making yourself available to others allows God to show up in amazing ways! For instance, I normally send texts out each day to minister to others. This morning, a recipient of my texts, sent a scripture to encourage me. What was special about this is that she doesn’t always do this, so it was unexpected. I know it was from the hand of God.
Just yesterday, I was thinking about the women in my church group. Until the pandemic, we met every Wednesday evening. Now, we communicate online and by text every once in a while.
Since I hadn’t heard from anyone in a minute, I felt the need to send a group message to say hello to everyone and wish them a blessed day. Immediately, texts began to ring out. Some shared how their day was or what they have been up to lately.
Then, someone from the group suggested us getting together when it was possible. This was so great and much needed, I am sure. Yet, I don’t take credit because God put it on my heart to start the initial conversation.
One final example came last night. A friend texted and asked if we could talk about a topic in the Bible. Like the person I mentioned earlier, I send daily texts to this individual too.
Anyway, she called me and we began to talk. Before I knew it, we had been on the phone for, two hours, having a real Bible study! You know what? She said it made her day, but it made mine as well.
For so long, I have sent this person scriptures without getting a response. Then, one day, she said to keep sending them and that she looked forward to getting them. To God be the glory!
In closing, I hope you can see the value in sharing the Word with others, when you are led to do so. You never know where it can lead or who it may help. You may even see a return for your faithfulness.
“That is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.”Romans 1:12
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.”Hebrews 10:24