Your Connections

May 26:2019

Therefore, when we could no longer endure it, we thought it good to be left in Athens alone, and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith.
1 Thessalonians 3:1-2

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When a word of hope is given to you, it stirs up joy and great expectations immediately. With time, it begins to wane and there's a chance of letting go of what was communicated if it is not reaffirmed or reiterated.

In our text above, Paul saw the need to write to the Thessalonians to strengthen their faith and love in the Lord because he knew the implications of discouragement in the life of a believer. The act of encouragement is as important as its source. Paul was careful to send Timothy, someone of like faith and passion, to pass on the message and to speak the words of encouragement to them.

As a child of God, there will be those times when you will feel discouraged or uncertain about some situations in your life; those are the times to get in touch with trusted believers who share the same faith, love and passion for the word of God and His Spirit. Seeking encouragement from the wrong sources would deflate you more and leave you worse off. The Bible says in Proverbs 27:17. "As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend"

Beloved, God has you on His mind always and, His promises for you this year will surely come to pass. Stay connected to the right sources.


Additional Scripture Reference(s): Acts 4:23-31 Chapter / Verse

Prayer & Confession of Faith

I will seek and maintain the right connections. I will walk with those who strengthen my faith and love of the Lord. I will also be a friend that sharpens others. Amen!

One Year Bible Reading: 1 Kings 1

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