Thought and Prayer for Saturday, June 6, 2020
Saturday, June 06, 2020
June 6, 2020 ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
Toys, furniture, cars and just about everything we have requires assembly. If someone doesn’t step up and assemble the items in our homes, we couldn’t use them. When we order shelves, we receive a box with a bunch of wood, poles, and screws. We don’t just let it sit in that box. Well, most of us don’t. We take action. We assemble it. We do that because we want the results of good shelves to use in our homes. We have many great things to use because we assemble them. It is the same with people.
Yes, people are already assembled physically. But what about emotionally? How many times have we, ourselves, been broken and needed some help? As believers of God, we are called to encourage and help others. We need to be the example we want to see in others. When others are broken due to loss, due to anger, or due to sadness, we should work to build them up.
We need our actions and words to build others up. If we want to see the best in others, we need to take action ourselves. People often mirror the actions they see others do. If we are complacent, they will be complacent. If we are violent, they are violent. If we encourage them, they will be encouraged and encourage others. Action is required by us to be encouraging and help others to better understand what is right to do, to feel appreciated and acknowledged, and to be of use to others in a positive way.
2 Timothy 2:15-16 “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior.” (NLT)
1. Write what positive actions you take to encourage others.
2. List what things you could say or do to make a difference.
3. Pray asking God to help you get out and take action to make the world better.
4. Don’t delay doing what God calls you to do. Your actions could help many.
Dear Lord, we want to lead others to You by example. We know the words we say and the actions we take should be according to Your word. Help us to take action today leading a life that will please You and encourage others to do the same. We know that when we lead by a godly example, others will follow. Thank You, Lord, for Your guidelines in Your word on how we are to live. Help us to shine Your Light to others today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (NIV)
Romans 15:2 “We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.” (NLT)
Ephesians 5:1-2 “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” (NKJV)
Philippians 3:17 “Dear brothers and sisters, pattern your lives after mine, and learn from those who follow our example.” (NLT)
We are to take positive action if we want to see positive results in others.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” (NLT)