Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. Philippians 4:1-3
Paul is an encourager, throughout his letters he encourages fellow believers to keep up the faith and keep striving for the goal. We need to encourage each other. Living a Christian life can be hard but for some it can be very difficult. They find themselves working in environments that can try one’s faith. It can be the language used at work or maybe it is the attitudes fellow workers have that can make a believer feel like an outsider.
A call or a quick email of encouragement can be just what a friend needs to keep going and be a light in a very dark place.
Perhaps a brother or sister is going through an illness either their selves or a family member. Maybe they have lost a job. Maybe they are going through some type of family problem. We don’t have to solve the problem all we need to do is offer some encouraging words. Perhaps share a favorite Bible verse.
I know from my own experience writing and sharing my thought each weekday that when I first started I felt like I was in over my head. Why was I doing this? Was it my idea or God’s? Was I feeding others or my own ego? It was the encouragement I got from all of you that helped me overcome my doubts.
Each of us has a roll in the Lord’s work. Some preach, some teach, some go on mission trips. Many are out in front of the crowds, visible to all. We often think of these people as doing the important work, yet it is the encouragers that keep the people in the public view going. They may seem fully confident but they have the same insecurities we all have.
So, thanks for everything you are doing for the Lord. Keep up the good work.
Have a blessed day,