Get Encouraging!

Dave Oakley spoke about being an encouraging church on Sunday and it got me thinking. It is so easy sometimes to find fault, pick holes and see mistakes first rather than see the good, the positive and be encouraging. I cannot overstate the difference it makes when someone sends an encouraging text, or card, or says “thank you”, particularly when it comes out of the blue and at a time when you don’t feel great about yourself. I call that “God’s timing” – it’s uplifting, it encourages you to persevere and we all need it! As Dave challenged us to do – ask God to show you someone to encourage or look out for those God opportunities to be encouraging. You never know the difference it could make!    Angela Hopper

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