Philemon 1:7, NIV
Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord's people.
Do you know how many people have never been told “You are a winner”? There are most likely people in your life right now—maybe your own family members—who are starving for your approval. They are craving for you to speak blessing and encouragement over their lives. You don’t know what it will mean when you let them know that you are proud of them and you think they will do great things. Everyone needs to be valued, appreciated, and encouraged. If you talk with any successful people, they’ll tell you somebody spoke faith into them when they didn’t think they could do something.
What kind of seeds are you planting in others? Are you believing in anyone? Are you taking an interest to see how you can make someone’s life better? Listen to their dreams. Find out what God has put in their hearts. Let them know you’re behind them. Give them your approval. Encourage them, lift them when they’ve fallen, celebrate when they succeed, pray when they’re struggling, urge them forward. Be a people builder.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for Your hand of blessing in my life. I ask You to work through me and help me to speak kind words, offer compliments, give encouragement, and lift up those around me. Help me to listen and find out what You have put in their hearts and be a people builder. In Jesus' Name, Amen