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Be An Encouragement To Someone Today

M.L Moody told the story of a man who was crossing Atlantic Ocean by ship. He was terribly seasick and confined to his cabinet. One night he hard the cry “ man overboard ” which meant that someone had fallen into the ocean. But he felt that there was nothing he could to help.

Then he said to himself, “ I can at least put my lantern in the porthole (window)” . He struggled to his feet and hung the light so it WO LD shine out into the darkness .
Next day, he learnt that the person who was rescued by others said, “ I was going down in the dark night in a porthole. As shone on my hand , a sailor in a life boat grabbed it and pulled me in”

It was the little light that revealed the little hand which the resuer in the lifeboat saw.

In the consequence of the above 2 Timothy 1:15-16 says “ You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes. May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.
From the scripture aforementioned, this  was the lamentations of Paul when he passing through difficult times in life. He was impri, afflicted and n deep sorrow. Yet , people who should have sources of joy and encouragement to him forsook , abandoned and deserted him. However, God who does not forsake His own touched the heart of Onesiphorous, who became a source of joy and encouragement to Paul.

In our days, there are people like Paul who are discouraged, frustrated, depressed and in chains. Some are the point of giving up, quitting and even committing suicide.

This is why God is ministering to every reader of this piece to be an encouragement to someone in pains, a source of joy and hope to the hopeless, a solution to someone’s problems and a relief to those in distress. It takes a conscious effort and determination on your part to always and continuously be an encouragement to someone. By so doing, you are obeying the word of God.

Let us  learn to do good as it was reported about Jesus who is our perfect example. Galatians 6:9- 10 says “ Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

To be an encouragement to people, you have to learn to; think about others, think about Jesus and think about eternity. Someone said, pur lives are  God’s gifts to us. What we do with them is our gift to God. Help someone to sing and rejoice again.


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