Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.
Hebrews 10:20 NLT
Mobilising a Movement of Habitual Encouragers
“If only we could see what an encouraging word of kindness could do we would pour out thousands of them daily.”
The Encouragement.faith website takes its inspiration from a book by the late Derick Bingham from Northern Ireland, titled, “Encouragement, Every Christian’s Ministry.” This is a re-publication of a now out-of-print edition which had the sub-title, ‘Oxygen of the Soul.’
Derick passed away in 2010, but his legacy lives on in the lives of those he encouraged through his writing, teaching, and words of personal encouragement. In turn, we want to pass on ‘encouragement’ to you, whoever you are or wherever you may be.
If ever we needed encouragement it must be NOW.
In recent times we have lived through the Covid epidemic, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the cost of living crisis, the attack on Israel by Hamas and the ensuing war and humanitarian disaster in Gaza. As well as all that we have witnessed many natural disasters such as earthquakes and frequent weather irregularities with floods, etc., and on and on it goes. Today’s News reports bring little comfort.
As we approach 2024, there aren’t many signs that the challenges we face are going to disappear anytime soon. All the more reason then, that we, as Christians, reach out with encouragement in words and deeds; as Hebrews 10:20 exhorts:
“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.”
Our challenges may remain, but we who have God’s promises from His Word, always have something good to share. We should never forget that in spite of problems and setbacks, “the earth is (still) full of the goodness of the Lord.” (Psalm 33:5)
Derick Bingham put it this way: