This Sunday, our lesson was about encouraging others. In Acts 27, Paul was on a boat in a bad storm and had gotten divine confirmation that the boat would crash, but they would all survive. He encouraged the other men on the boat to be courageous and trust God. Even though he was enduring a storm, as well, he helped others through theirs. He shared what he had been given.
We are all dealing with something - the people around you need to be lifted up and encouraged. Your problems will actually seem a lot smaller if you pay attention to what those around you need. Encouragement is so important to the church body. God doesn’t merely recommend it; he explicitly commands it.
Make it your mission to encourage one person a day. Ask God to reveal who it should be. And then be obedient when someone crosses your mind. I know for me, it feels so good to randomly hear from someone saying they were thinking of me or praying for me - what a great feeling! I want to be that to someone today.
May the Lord do more than we can imagine through just a little encouragement.