In my time alone in God’s Word today – I read Proverbs 12:25 which says: “Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up”.   This made me think of 1 Thess. 5:11 which says:  “So encourage each other and build each other up…”

Sometimes we try to make applying God’s Word so hard.  It’s not usually as hard as we make it; we just need to DO IT.   In light of all we celebrate this Easter weekend – it shouldn’t be too hard to apply the truth from these passages.  If you’re a follower of Christ, the least you (and I) can do is be an encourager.  Think about it.

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have five grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Legacy Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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