May 3

TODAY IS…

an excellent day to motivate one another.

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”  Hebrews 10:24 NIV

Sometimes it is difficult to get ourselves geared up to do anything at all. Occasionally we need help and many of us turn to God for that help. Most of us know that if we are caught up in a period of lethargy or indecision, asking God to help us is always the right thing to do. But what about those of us who are timid or whose indecision has frozen them and disabled their ability to even reach out to God?

Part of our responsibility as followers of Christ is to be aware of the needs of those who are around us. It is important to keep our eyes open for those who may be in need of encouragement and motivation. God wants us to turn to Him whenever we have needs, but He also expects us to take care of one another and fuel the flames of each other’s faith, spur each other on and lift each other up. If someone is withdrawn and seemingly unmotivated, try to determine the cause and find a way to help. It may be that the ‘only’ thing we can do is to pray for them, but if the opportunity lends itself, pray with them and try to get them to join you in an activity of service to someone in even greater need.

There is one certain way God helps us get our minds off of our troubles or helps us to step outside our comfort zones, and that is by helping us focus on another individual. How energized we can become when our goal each day is to energize and motivate those around us. To serve God in this manner is a perfect way to thank Him for all of the blessings in our lives. To use the power of the Spirit within us to exert a positive influence on another of God’s children is to show the Lord that we have received His message loud and clear.

Spread God’s word by spreading His love and help others around you do the same.

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Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson

About Tony Casson

" For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)
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