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Weekly Devotion: Encouragers needed
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Some of the greatest success stories of history came about because of encouragement.

Had it not been for a confident and encouraging wife (:Sophia), we might not have heard

of Nathaniel Hawthorne. He lost his job and felt like a failure. With a shout of joy his

wife said, "Now, you can write your book." With no confidence he said, "what would we

live on?"

She opened a drawer with money she had saved each week enough to live on for a year.

She told Nathaniel, "I have always know you were a genius and someday would write

a masterpiece."

Because of her encouragement, came one of the great novels of American literature,

"The Scarlet Letter."

The Bible says, "let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good

works....Encourage one another and built each other up."

I believe there are many people who are about to die on the vine for lack of encouragement

because of what is happening in their lives. Everyone needs encouragement and there is

a man in the Bible who was nicknamed "Barnabas" (:Son of encouragement), because

everywhere he went he was a ;motivator and encourager. One does not have to have

money, degrees, wear certain clothes to encourage people, everyone qualifies.

Jamie, had learning disabilities at school, one day when his mother picked him up from

school he was excited and said, "Mom, I got the best part of the school play. I have

been chosen to clap and cheer for all the others." Someone said, "the best exercise for

strengthening the heart is reaching down and lifting people up."

Let's practice encouraging others and we too will be encouraged.

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