A word of encouragement in a time of trouble can bring renewed hope to one who has a hurting heart. A work of building up the life of another who needs help and direction can change a destiny! As he wrote to a church he knew would face significant trials in the paths they walked for the Lord, the Apostle Paul called the Thessalonian Church to lift one another’s spirits and to invest in each other’s lives. He penned simply,
“… encourage one another and build each other up.”
God is calling His people of all eras to constantly seek opportunities to bless others with “in the moment” words and actions of help and affirmation. He is also calling His people to lift up others with “in the season” acts of strengthening and investing through long-term friendship and support.
Therefore, let us build up others individually and in the church, that we might show the reality and power of God’s love to everyone we meet, everywhere we go!