Years ago, when I was a young wife and mother, there was a retired pastor’s wife in our church who impacted my life with how she encouraged everyone around her. I was so impressed that I prayed that the Lord would take my brash personality and transform it into an encourager to all with whom I came in contact. Even today, this is my daily desire. Charles Spurgeon gives us advise on how important this is.
“God employs His people to encourage one another. God never works needless miracles, if His purposes can be accomplished by fellow believers.
A brother’s sympathy is more precious than an angel’s embassy.
God usually works for man by man.
God’s message to you: Labor to help others, especially to encourage them.
Tell him of the strength which dwells in God, of the sureness of the promises.
Comfort the sorrowful, animate the desponding, encourage those who are fearful.
He works in you to will and to do of His own will and pleasure.
Imitate divine wisdom, and encourage others.”
From: Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon