But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception. Hebrews 3:13 HCSB
I recently taught a Sunday School Leadership training conference for the Kentucky Baptist Convention in Paducah, Kentucky. Conference leading comes natural for me and I always enjoy teaching and interacting with those in attendance. My prayer is that the information I share will help them become better Sunday School leaders. The week after the conference I received a card in the mail from one of the men who attended my conference. His encouraging words were such a blessing to me.
The writer of Hebrews understood the importance of an encouraging word. Over the years there have been people that seem to have shared their gift of encouragement. I have enjoyed the benefit of hearing encouraging words from some of these people. One of my prayers is that I would offer an encouraging word to others I encounter.
Challenge: You can offer an encouraging word to others. Select someone today to whom you will give an encouraging word. Pray that God will use you to be a blessing and encouragement to someone today.