Today’s verse of the day from Bible Gateway: “Brothers and sisters, we must always thank God for you. This is only right because your faithfulness is growing by leaps and bounds, and the love that all of you have for each other is increasing.” 2 Thessalonians 1:3 CEB
Paul knew that the best things he could do for his friends to help them succeed in their Christian walk was to cheer them on and pray for them.
Criticism breaks down a person’s confidence and promotes failure. But by encouraging and praying for them, Paul built up their God-confidence, causing them to stretch and grow in their faith – and in their spiritual lives.
A missionary friend said it this way: When we pray and cheer our fellow believers on from the sidelines, “the Lord will hear and the worker become encouraged. Then victory will come!” (Read Ilona’s entire post here.)
So…. Woohoo! Way to go Gospel Tabernacle Family and Friends! I’m praying and thanking God for each of you. I’m so excited to see your determination to live for God and your love for each other growing! Keep on keeping on!