Tuesday, May 7, 2013

be encouragers

These verses really spoke to me this morning. Lets encourage each other and have a contagious attitude that brings joy and light to any situation. I know for me the part that says to be patient with everyone can be pretty difficult at times, but just because it's difficult doesn't mean I stop trying and because I haven't quit I am much better at it now than I used to be.
1 Thessalonians 5:11-16 "Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and  edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing. Now also we beseech you, brethren, get to know those who labor among you [recognize them for what they are, acknowledge and appreciate and  respect them all]--your leaders who are over you in the Lord and those who warn and kindly reprove and exhort you. And hold them in very high and most affectionate esteem in [intelligent and sympathetic] appreciation of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. And we earnestly beseech you, brethren, admonish (warn and  seriously advise) those who are out of line [the loafers, the disorderly, and the unruly]; encourage the timid and fainthearted, help and give your support to the weak souls, [and] be very patient with everybody [always keeping your temper]. See that none of you repays another with evil for evil, but always aim to show kindness and seek to do good to one another and to everybody. Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always);"

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