Special Encouragement.

Acts 7:54-60, Judges 6-8

Judges 7:10-11 – But if you are afraid, go down to the camp with Purah your servant.  And you shall hear what they say, and afterwards your heart will be strengthened to go down against the camp.

Lord God, you give me such encouragemet in ways that sometimes I don’t even recognize.  The pat on the back from someone I don’t know that well.  The encouraging word, text, or email out of the blue from someone in my life.  The surprising information about how things are really going.  The insights gleaned from study and research.  O God, you give me special encouragement in my life in all kinds of ways.  Gideon needed such encouragement from you before he went into battle and you gave it to him.  Lord God, thank you for the special encouragements you give me in so many different ways.  It bolsters my spirit and emboldens me to carry on with the work you’ve given me.  Help me to be such an encourager to others.  Help me to find ways to encourage people with words, with notes, with texts, with prayers, even with out-of-the-blue actions.  Use me to be and to give special encouragement to the people I meet today.  Amen.