Would you say that you receive way too much encouragement every day? Yeah, probably not. One of the primary reasons we gather as the body of Christ is to encourage one another. Encouragement is food for the soul and should be a key part of even casual relationships – and certainly vital to practice with those we consider our best friends. Fortunately, there are many ways to pass on the gift of encouragement.
1. Can you think of a time in your life when the encouragement of a friend or acquaintance made a difference in your life?
2. In your friendships, do you tend to be more the encourager or the recipient of encouragement?
Challenge: As you talk with your friends this week, and even as you go about your daily routine, be especially sensitive to those you encounter who could use an encouraging word. Be that encourager!
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