"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together...but let us encourage one another..." Hebrews 10:24,25
There's days I wonder why I write, why I labor over words, choose transparency over privacy or risk rather than safety. And on those teetering days, when I'd rather silence that bless-ed, blinking cursor, a precious friend sneaks a note into my inbox.
She champions my heart; fights and defends God's redemptive work in me and through me. Her notes always encourage, always build up and always spur me on to pursue God more. I keep all her emails in a folder I call, "Words I Need" and revisit them when my heart needs a little boost, or I've lost sight of where God's leading, or simply need a little flesh-and-blood Jesus.
In the midst of our God-journeys, we all need a champion encourager to spur us on in our faith and ministries. Paul knew that best and wrote:
"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together...but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:24, 25
Has God placed a champion encourager in your life? How has that affected your life/ministry? Is there someone whom God wants you to champion, in return? Share your stories with us, won't you?