Thursday, January 19, 2012
Day 19: Encourage...
A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones. ~Proverbs 14:30
Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God's favor) to those who hear it. ~Ephesians 4:29
Have you ever had a dream? Something that you so wanted to do... but this something seems to be so big and almost... impossible. How in the world would you be able to accomplish it. Why did you even dream of doing it? Many have called you crazy, yet many have cheered you on. Cheering others is such a beautiful thing. Too often we tear each other down, because of envy. Envy is an ugly thing and one that will destroy the ones around you and yourself. Say something positive to others, give a kind comment ( you won't look dumb), and encourage each other (unless it's something very harmful.) If you cheer and encourage them you just might be part of something... pretty big. You never know how many you may touch, just by giving a loving cheer.
But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.