A Podcast About Encouragement
Building One Another
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. I Thessalonians 5:11
Ministry By Walking Around!
Jesus spent much of his time walking from place to place and touching people he met along the way.
For example, when he entered Jericho, he encountered Zacchaeus up in a tree, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” Luke 19:5
As he left Jericho, Jesus walked near blind Bartimaeus sitting by the road, who called to him, “Have mercy on me,” and Jesus said to his disciples, “Call him [Bartimaeus].” Mark 10
Jesus constantly ministered just by walking around!
Every encounter created the possibility of offering a word of encouragement or some other life-supporting, life-changing act.
Sometimes we offer ministry without moving. People come to us in our home, our office or walk by us in the park or in our yard or wherever we may be sitting.
At the same time, adopting the practice of Jesus, we may do ministry by walking around as we go where people are.
As we encounter them in the neighborhood, in a store, in their offices, at a coffee shop – we, too, have the possibility of offering a word of encouragement or some other life-supporting, life-changing act.
Ask our Lord for his “people eyes,” to see the people you encounter as you walk around as those he wants to touch through you!.
Joy to you – Stan
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