Actions of an Encourager
Actions that value others. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
So many of the girls who have written for More Precious are especially good at encouraging others and building them up; not only with words, but also with their actions. I take great inspiration from Hannah and from Jessie, who are both so quick to send little gifts or write messages of encouragement to show people they appreciate them; and from my sister Mia, whose art of letter writing featured in one of the first ever More Precious posts!
We also see in the Bible that Jesus’ life on earth is defined by actions that love other people, build them up, and put them first. You too can be a great source of encouragement in the lives of people around you by living like Jesus: loving God first and foremost, and loving others before yourself.
Father God, Please help us to see ways in which we can encourage the people in our lives with our actions. Help us not to think of ourselves first, but to want to honour You and put others first instead. Open our eyes to the times when we are selfish, and give us a heart for building up other people with our words and our actions. Amen.
Lucy founded More Precious in 2013 and now co-edits alongside Hannie. She is in her final year studying Music at Durham University, and while she will be sad to leave the beautiful little city, is looking forward to returning to her hometown Cambridge for a brand new chapter. She has big plans for More Precious in 2015!