Verses: Romans 1:12-13 (NIV)
I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.
While we often like to think we are self-sufficient, there are times when we do need help from others. Additionally, most of us enjoy spending time with people. As Christians, our faith matures as we learn to live in community with other believers. These verses remind us that we can be an encouragement to each other. Others may be encouraged by how we handle difficult situations in our lives, by how we treat others even when we are stressed, or by the positive attitude we are able to maintain even when we know there are challenging times ahead of us. May we be an encouragement to others. May we come along side those who are struggling – lifting them up, encouraging them in their faith, and helping them to remain strong. May we also receive encouragement from others when we feel burdened or weak in our faith.