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Words To Live By
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” The most common word for encouragement in the Bible in Greek is parakaleo. Para meaning beside, near, with, or alongside; kaleo meaning to call or summon. A paraclete is someone called alongside another to counsel, encourage, help, and bring comfort.
Why is Encouragement a Game Changer?
Game-Changing Verse: Eph 4:29 NIV Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Things to Increase Your Encouragement Capacity: Do it now. Do it often. The ratio should be 5:1 (5 positives to 1 negative.) Do it everywhere. You don’t know what someone may be going through. Let God do it to you first. Psalm 43:5 NIV “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God,