September 9th 2015 – Be an Encourager


“But the following night the Lord stood by him and said, Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome.” (Acts 23:11)

In the world we have many talkers, yet so few encouragers.  Here we see Paul is going to have to give a witness of our Lord in Rome and Jesus, the greatest encourager of all, stood by Paul and lifted him up.  In life there are times when we get down and we need people that will lift us up.  In saying that, remember, there are people all around us who need a pat on the back or a good hardy handshake, and encouragement.

It’s so easy to look at the mistakes that people make and the little things that people do wrong and major on them, but what would happen if we looked at the things people did right and majored on them?

What would happen to a husband or wife if they encouraged each other instead of looking at the mistakes that are made?  What would happen if when our children mess up, instead of harping on the mistake, we encouraged them to do better?

You see, in this negative world, people always try to find the worst in others instead of looking at the best.  Have you ever read some reviews on a book or movie or an item and you see reviews for one star, and then others with five stars, and you wonder, are they looking at the same product?

It’s the same with us.  We can look at the same person and one will see the best in them and the other will see the worst.  I pray today that we will start seeing the best in others.  That we will start believing the best and helping people become all that God would want them to become.  Let’s start with our mates and children and go from there.  Come on, what do you say?  LET’S BE ENCOURAGERS.


Dear God, Today, I’m going to make a decision to be an encourager, to believe the best in others.  I’m going to stop look at all the little mistakes and see the big picture.  God you believe in them and so do I. Amen

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Rob Lavallee

Scriptural Seeds Ministries

2 thoughts on “September 9th 2015 – Be an Encourager

  1. dbyear79

    Well written as usual Rob…

    This must be the day God is moving us to build each other up… I’ve had multiple sources come my way, this very day in light of this topic. None of them linked to each other in any possible way…

    This reminds me of a conversation we’ve had in the past, not to say that this days devotion has any ties to that.

    Remember, when I came to you in asking for input regarding a young in faith Christian friend of mine… His love for God is at such a high level which is so beautiful. In being a “baby” Christian he has developed a little bit of tunnel vision, “wanting all to be on the same path as he is”. I’m truly happy for him but I am currently praying for him to understand that we all aren’t met to travel the same route and that he can find joy in another persons walk with God, although it may be a different then his.



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