Daily Blessings

encouragement

A friend’s life has been changed in a simple but powerful way. Recently, his dad started a daily habit of texting him a short encouraging message, just a few words to remind him of the reality of God’s hand on his life.

What if we all did that? For a child. For a friend. For a parent. For a pastor. For anyone who could use an encouraging message. (In other words, for anyone, since we could all use extra encouragement.)

Here are a few examples. Most of them come directly from scripture. To those of you who shared your suggestions with me, thank you. To all of us, I issue this challenge: Be a source of encouragement to someone today!

  • God is greater than any problem you are facing today.
  • God has a good plan for your life.
  • I love you.
  • God loves you.
  • I believe in you.
  • God is good.
  • God is able to handle anything.
  • Choose joy. This day holds reasons to rejoice.
  • You are awesome.
  • Never lose hope that God will pull you through.
  • You are a great source of joy to me.
  • I am so glad that you are my ____.
  • Only ever compare yourself to two people: your old self to see how far you’ve come, and Jesus, to see how far you have to go.
  • God is bigger than your mistakes.
  • Pray about the impossible, because nothing is impossible with God.
  • You’re awesome.

 

What else? What else? We have better ideas as a group. Please add your encouraging words to the comments section so that we can all pass them along.

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

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7 thoughts on “Daily Blessings

  1. For the past couple of years I’ve been sending something like this to a couple of friends. Scripture verses, inspirational pictures and even small daily devotions. Once when I was behind on picking out something new to send, these two let me know that they missed me sending them something. (Chuckling) Told me I better hurry up and start it up again.

    It does to show that even something as small as texting came be used for the praise and glory of God. 🙂

  2. Here are just a few:

    “Your perseverance (or other great trait) inspires me.”
    “I learned a lot from watching how you handled that situation.”
    “I am proud to be your mom/friend/daughter/__________.”
    “I have your back.”

    My daughter’s medical situation requires a lot of time and effort from me, and she sometimes feels bad or apologies for being “high maintenance.” I tell her, “I wish that you didn’t have to face these challenges, but since you do, there’s nothing I’d rather do than help you get through them.”

    🙂

  3. What an excellent idea, especially considering my kids look at their texts immediately but will delay actually talking on the phone.
    Thanks!

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