Do you have these?
Two qualities are necessary in our world in order to get along with others. In order to truly experience peace and harmony you’re going to want to grow in these two areas.
Obviously we need love, so that’s not one of the two I want you to think about today. According to Romans 15:5, we need PATIENCE and ENCOURAGEMENT.
We can become more patient, especially with God’s help since it is one of the Fruits of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23. However, encouragement I believe is a skill we can continue to excel in, but we have to be very intentional.
Think of each day as a study in encouragement. Watch for those who do it well, almost naturally, and learn from them. But most importantly, do it! Be intentional about encouraging someone every day. Put it on your to do list, and don’t consider your day done until you’ve “made” someone else’s. Now, get out there and encourage someone!!
“May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus.” (Romans 15:5 NLT)