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The Importance of Encouragement

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
Hebrew 10:24
The writer of Hebrews is telling us that we should encourage others so that they will
be able to do the good deeds that God would have them to do. Often the last person
we seek to encourage is our spouse. We will spend all day at work spurring on our
co-workers and encouraging them to do better so that the company can be more
profitable. By the time we get home we seek to be encouraged by our spouse. The
problem is that our spouse is seeking the same thing.

In order to receive the encouragement that we need we have to be willing to first
provide the encouragement that our spouse needs. When was the last time that you
encouraged your spouse for all of the things that he or she does? We need to make
it a daily habit of allowing our spouse to know that we appreciate them and that we
believe in them. Knowing that someone believes in us makes us all more productive
and enables us to accomplish the things that we have been called by God to do.
Will you be willing to encourage even when you do not feel encouraged?

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