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Portable and just the right size for tucking into a briefcase, glove compartment, or bag, 5 Minutes a Day provides 365 daily devotionals for busy guys. When you need a bit of encouragement or an uplifting thought, grab this easy-to-read book and receive a spirit boost any time of the day! Copyright 2012.
PATS ON THE BACK - SEPTEMBER 8
So then, we must pursue what promotes peace
builds up one another. - Romans 14:19 Holman CSB
Life is a team sport, and all of us need occasional pats on the back from our teammates. In the book of Ephesians, Paul writes, "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen" (4:29 NIV). Paul reminds us that when we choose our words carefully, we can have a powerful impact on those around us.
Since we don't always know who needs our help, the best strategy is to encourage all the people who cross our paths. So today, be a world-class source of encouragement to everyone you meet. Never has the need been greater.
Make it a rule, and pray to God to help you to keep it, never to lie down at night without being able to say: "I have made at least one human being a little wiser, a little happier, or a little better this day."
— A PRAYER —
Dear Heavenly Father, just as You have lifted me up, let me lift up others in a spirit of encouragement and hope. And if I can help a fellow traveler, even in a small way, Lord, may the glory be Yours. Amen