bible based christian daily devotional

Do you see an inappropriate ad? PLEASE REPORT IT!

Categories

Worthy Devotions - Bible Based Christian Daily Devotional

Be an Encourager!

Thursday, October 24, 2013 (5:54 am)

by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions

1 Cor 13:4-7 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

A survey asked mothers to keep track of how many times they made both negative and positive comments to their children. The surveyed mothers admitted that they criticized at least ten times for every one time they said something favorable. Another survey taken in one city's schools found that the teachers were negative seventy five per cent of the time. This study concluded that it takes four positive statements to a child from a parent or teacher to offset the effects of one negative statement. Wow, when I think about how many times I've said negative things to people in my lifetime, I have some positive paying back to do!

Many times we justify our criticizing, hurtful words and actions by thinking we're right in a matter. But, in fact, the only one who's all right is the Lord! And He has called us to be the encouragers of the world! We have the gift of God residing within us, and we are ambassadors of the His love. We need to constantly remind ourselves to operate under that love in every circumstance – even the most difficult!

When we find ourselves getting ready to criticize, let's strive to stop in our tracks and say something encouraging instead — not only to the world around us but to ourselves!

Copyright 1999-2014 Worthy Devotions. All rights reserved.

Leave a Reply




Sign up for our Worthy Briefs! IT'S FREE!!! Your information is completely confidential! We HATE SPAM too!
Your email address:
First Name:
Last Name:
Enter security code:

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Worthy Brief - 7/30/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/29/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/28/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/25/2014
Worthy Brief - 7/24/2014
  • Most Popular Posts


  • World News
    Argentina Defaults as Talks Fail
    Ebola: Hunt Continues for Potential 30,000 'victims' of Outbreak (Video)
    Exodus: Why Europe's Jews Are Fleeing Again
    Revival Breaking Out in Islamic Countries
    'Islamic State' Destroys Key Bridge Leading to Baghdad; Severed Supply Line
    Rubio: Iran Nuclear Talks are a "Disaster" (Video)
    Obama, EU Leaders Expand Russian Sanctions
    Israel News
    Operation Protective Edge Expands; UNRWA Finds Rockets in its Schools for the Third Time
    Temple Institute Raises Funds for Draft Plans for 3rd Temple
    Netanyahu: Prepare for an Extended Operation (Video)
    Full Coverage: Operation Protective Edge Enters 21st Day
    Israel Stops Huge Terrorist Attack Planned for Rosh HaShannah
    Hamas Calls for a Third Intifada; UN School Hit (Video)
    Operation Protective Edge Enters 17th Day; Three IDF soldiers killed, 35 Terror Targets Hit
    U.S. News
    Economist: Social Security Bankrupt
    U.S. Home Ownership Lowest Rate Since 1995
    Military Bars National Guard to Attend Vacation Bible School
    $2 Billion Separates House and Senate Border Crisis Bills
    Border Bill Expected to Pass House on Thursday
    Court Rejects Atheists' Lawsuit to Remove 'Ground Zero Cross'
    Obama Thanks Muslims for 'Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation'
    Christian News
    Four Christians Killed in Nigeria Church Bombing
    Hindi Nationalists Attack Church of the Nazarene
    Noted Convert in Egypt Imprisoned Again
    Miriam Ibrahim Finally Leaves Sudan, Arrives in Italy
    Islamic State Destroys 1,800-Year-Old Church
    Christianity and Non-Hindu Religious Activity Banned
    Islamic State to Christians in Mosul: Convert or Die
    Great Reading Material
    Add our Daily Christian Devotion
    You can add our daily Christian devotional to your sites for FREE!

    You can get more information, please go to Worthy Webmaster.
    Link to our Daily Christian Devotional
    Help others find Worthy Christian Devotions! Use this code to link to Worthy Christian Devotions on your web page:

    <a href="http://www.worthydevotions.com" title="Christian Devotions">Daily Christian Devotionals - Worthy Devotions</a>



    Copyright 1999-2013 Worthy Christian Devotional – Daily Devotion » Be an Encourager!

    View Mobile Site