Thought for the month
Recently the London Marathon took place, you could see from the videos & pictures that thousands upon thousands of people took to the streets to cheer on the runners, to encourage them to keep going, to encourage them not to give up!
Just like those runners needed that encouragement to keep going, we also need encouragement throughout our Christian lives. In stressed-out days it's hard to remember that we, just as we are, with all our weakness and tired thoughts, are enough to God. And when we forget that God has said that we’re enough, it’s important to have friends who will come and remind us of that.
While its great to be encouraged by others, we too need to be encouraging them. The Message Bible puts 1 Thessalonians 5:11 like this; So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. Today, this week, this month, be that encouragement, be the one to help build someone up, to give them strength when things are tough, because when we’re building others up, and they’re building us up, we’ll all have more strength to run the race that is before us and never give up.