Wednesday, August 28th


“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”          1 Thessalonians 5:11 

Dear Jesus, Thank you for this clear, rubber meets the road, insight on what you want from me today.  You want me to encourage people and build them up.  I get that.  Thanks for noticing too that I am doing it already.  But I know I can do better.  Help me deal with the negative thoughts and criticisms when they come.  They seem so provoking and they are so unfruitful.  Show me the strengths of others, even the little things the folks around me are doing right and then give me the selflessness to take time to text or tell them “Great job.”  Amen. 

Complimenting someone costs nothing and yields great rewards for both of you.