ENCOURAGEMENT: DELIVERING THE GOODS
You may remember a scene from The Music Man where the community is hopeful, expectant and eagerly waiting for the Wells Fargo Wagon. What a fun song full of anticipation and energy!
People get excited over special deliveries.
Flowers! Chocolates! Toys! Tools! Games! Furniture!
The delivery guy may not get much attention, but typically there is a passing moment, a pleased, “Thank you!”
Delivery people are not in the business for acclaim and fanfare. But it feels good to know, even for an instant, that we are brightening someone’s day and doing something meaningful with our deliveries. You may make someone’s day, or even influence the course of their entire lives, by simply delivering one expression of encouragement.
ALL OF US ARE CALLED TO BE ENCOURAGERS
True prophets, pastors and teachers are encouragers.
Whatever your business, encouragement is vital.
Individuals, families and churches thrive when you sprinkle on encouragement.
VW came out with a diesel car that gets 78 MPG. But a simple expression of encouragement will carry someone 100,000 miles! Talk about fuel potency! Just a little dose of courage will inspire many to achieve things they never would otherwise. Do you want to influence people for good? Then be an encourager!
JESUS DELIVERS THE GOODS!
Jesus says, “Your name is Simon, but I’m going to call you Rocky!”
How’s that for instilling courage!
The widow lost her only son.
“Don’t cry”, says Jesus.
He touches the coffin and says,
“Young man, I say to you, get up!” (Luke 7:13-15)
That’s comfort and courage off the Richter scale!
Jesus assures, “In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Goodness knows, Jesus delivers the goods! Jesus never promised us a life without problems! That’s why encouraging others is non-optional. Jesus encourages us to:
Not give up in prayer
Not worry about stuff, but seek the Kingdom
Be courageous when we don’t feel like it
Forgive 70 times 7 times
Take up our crosses and let our lights shine!
Build our houses on a good foundations
Rejoice when persecuted
When Jesus conveys His Father’s special delivery packages the result is faith, courage, and break-through! May we, like our Master, be encouragement agents delivering the goods!
Steven C Johnson
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