“And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me,
and also of the king’s words that he had spoken to me. So they said,
“Let us rise up and build.” Then they set their hands to this good work.
– Nehemiah 2:18
As I drive around the town I live in, I noticed our favorite sub shop being rebuilt. It was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. The owners tore down what was left and now the new foundation is going in. Some days when I drive to work, I take the back roads that wind through Union Beach, one of the hardest hit towns in our area. I drive by the Police Station and there are stacks and stacks of plywood and sheetrock waiting to be taken to a home that is being reconstructed. With all the building going on, I have been thinking, why not with the New Year approaching we build each other up and encourage one another? Just as the areas along the coast are being rebuilt, let us build up those we know are discouraged, those who do not know where to turn or, perhaps, those who have given up. Maybe Sandy affected them, maybe there is an illness in the family that is taking a toll, and maybe they are struggling with homeschooling. Come along side of them, pray with them, and encourage them in the Lord. See if you can make a difference in someone’s life this year. When December rolls around again, hopefully we all can look back and say wow, the Lord used me to bless that person’s life or that family. Think of how much better our own little part of the world could be because of what the Lord was able to do through His willing servants! Try it! Pray and ask God where He could use you to encourage someone each day. No matter how small you may think it is, it may be just what that person needs to hear that day. Go out today and be a blessing!
Here is one way you can encourage one another:
Attendee registration for this year’s convention opens the middle of January. Please watch for updates on Facebook, Twitter and our website. If you would like to make a donation to help a family who has been affected by Hurricane Sandy, just mark the donation box with the dollar amount.
If you would like to sponsor a specific family that you know has been affected by the storm, the process will be as follows:
God bless you all this New Year! Expect God for 2013 be a wonderful year for all.
In His service,
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