Encourage: As Long as it is Called “Today”
Consider the Reflection Scripture. Read it out loud or write it on a piece of paper.
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Galatians 6:10 ESV
Reflect on the word “opportunity” in the verse.
1: a favorable juncture of circumstances
2: a good chance for advancement or progress
Do you look for opportunities to do good to others, as you go about your day? Do you consider it an opportunity when you see a circumstance where you can do good?
Do you see doing good to others as a means of encouragement?
Recall a time you missed an opportunity to encourage or do good. What happened? What made you realize the missed opportunity? How did you feel? Why?
Opportunities to encourage others by doing good are present in every moment of every day. We can’t go back and fix the ones we’ve missed, nor can we move into the future. This moment, this day, is the only opportunity we have to love God and others.
Do you find yourself living in the present? Why or why not? How does it affect your ability to grab hold of daily opportunities to encourage and love others?
What do you hear God saying to you as you reflect on His Word?
Read Hebrews 2:18-3:4
Encouragement builds others up. Who is the builder of all things?
According to these verses, how does Jesus build us up? How are we to view Jesus? Why?
Jesus is the Builder, the One who suffered temptation so we might share in His heavenly calling.
How can our own experiences of suffering temptation be used to encourage or build up those in the household of faith?
How can we glorify the Builder by encouraging others with the testimony of our past failures?