I recently received an email from a dear, longtime friend of mine that meant a lot to me. It was the kind of encouragement that can only come from someone who knows you well, knows your heart, and knows just the right words to say. And it did my heart good.
I’m the kind of person who thrives on encouragement, and I believe I thrive as an encourager. There’s a certain power in encouragement; it’s a force that lifts the spirit and builds others up. Hebrews 3:13 exhorts us to encourage each other daily, and I try to encourage at least one person everyday. As much as I benefit from encouragement, I get just as much out of encouraging others.
What does an encouraging word do for you? Who have you encouraged today?