Why was Joshua able to enter into the Promised Land and chosen by God to be the next leader? How did Joshua continue on during the difficult times in the wilderness?
God commanded Israel to encourage Joshua!
The Bible says in Deuteronomy 1:38 “But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he shall go in thinther: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.”
As Christians, we should be known as people who are always encouraging others to keep going, even through struggles and trial of life. So how are we supposed to encourage others? The answer is through the grace of God.
God’s grace allows us to remain joyful in the midst of trials. God’s grace allows us to keep and encouraged spirit. God’s grace will motivate us to encourage others.
First, learn what encourages you. How do you pick yourself up when you are having a bad day or going through a trial? Focusing on God’s holy promises and praying are two great ways to encourage yourself in the Lord. Speaking with a godly family member or friend is another option to find encouragement.
Next, as you are looking to encourage others, always point them to Jesus. Sharing God’s promises with them and using scripture to help in their time of need is a sure way of cheering them up. Words can have a profound impact on a person’s life. Another way is showing them that you care about them. Is there a specific need that you are able to meet at this time? Having a servant’s heart and DOING for others can encourage them during a hardship.
Determine to be an encourager today!
*By Tammy Ann, CLW Contributing Writer