Today I want to share a video with you. It gives me great hope for my future back home, that God can call someone and they can heed His call and I pray and trust he will be effective for Him and my beautiful country South Africa.

 

Mission – I read something once that said that God in His infinite wisdom placed in you a purpose. This purpose can be revealed through the deepest desires of your heart. What makes you come alive, what is your passion, what are you willing to work on everyday for the rest of your life even if it only comes to be in your childrens lifetime? What breaks your heart and you can’t just look the other way?, what motivates you to get so excited you can’t get your words out? Therein lies your purpose and mission.

 

Pray and seek Him, listen for that quiet tug inside your heart. Deep down you know what it is.

 

I believe this man is on a mission from God, I didn’t know much about him but must have watched every YouTube video with him in today. South Africa is crying out for a leader who deeply cares for her people, not one who looks to exploit them for their own selfish gain. This is an inspiring interview and then he share’s on mission and passion in a preach afterwards.

Mmusi Maimane

 

 

 

New International Version (©2011) 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Some more Bible Verses relating to Building Each Other Up from the King James Version (KJV)

1 Thessalonians 5:11Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

1 Corinthians 14:26How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

Romans 14:19Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

Proverbs 27:17Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Edifying – To instruct especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement.

[Middle English edifien, from Old French edifier, from Late Latin aedificre, to instruct spiritually, from Latin, to build; seeedifice. Prior to building one another up we need to first recognize and affirm each other.

Recognize: Its incredible how many pastors are often unaware of how their preach was received or ‘how they did’ alot of the time they think they were waffling, yet God was stiring hearts and lives were changed. The same goes for the worship team. I have overheard our own team discussing how off key they thought they were, or that certain settings were off and it all just sounded wrong. Let them know when they were rocking it, when they were moving us to worship.

We need to recognize one another’s good works, appreciate how hard they have worked or practiced and then we have to recognize that is is Jesus within them leading them to do these good works for him.

Affirm: once you realise this you will be aware of mans frailty of his self doubt and his insecurities. Here is where you have to be sensitive to these men, build them up, encourage them. Try send the pastor or worship leader an email letting them know that they are appreciated and that they are being effective for his Kingdom.

At the same time you will become aware of a real annointing over someone, on Gods clear purpose being unravelled through them. He chooses the least among us to ensure that we recognize it is all through his power not not our own. Most of the disciples were plain fishermen, Matthew was a tax collector. You are more able to encourage and build them up when you realise it is Gods will that they are carrying forward. Pray for your leaders, thank God for using them and you.

Ephesians 4:11-16 – And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers Finally just remember, we are one team, one body we need to spur each other on.

New International Version (©2011) 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

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Part One – Encourage

Often we hear motivational speakers empowering self esteem through positive self reflective attitude. Telling yourself over and over again how smart, confident, thin, beautiful etc we are. And in telling yourself this multiple times a day you will in fact eventually believe it.

However when it comes from someone else we tend to listen and take on board the encouragement and notice that they have taken an interest in us. I think this is an important reason why we have been placed in a world full with people.
Encouragement between people comes on two separate spectrums.  You could be a great encourager, having a positive spin and giving people the acknowledgement they deserve that you are not aware of.
The other is  encouraging people ongoing-ly. This comes with being less self absorbed and more self aware. Noticing people and being some what intuitive to others lives. We all suffer with certain issues in our lives that if someone  would just say a few positive words to you for a while, it would really make a difference. Going through a tough business situation, making difficult life decision, getting through the tough losses in life or going through a traumatic life altering situation. Wouldn’t it be nice that someone asks how your getting on, show and give you some positive influence and remembered that problems  and issues don’t just fade away from one week to the next, it’s a shift we have to make that takes time. That small compliment or question, or note for concern that you could bring to someone’s day can change their life one step at a time.
So instead of knowing one week that a friend of yours is suffering and the next week they seem fine, remember that we aren’t always as they seem
and that the smallest spark of encouragement can bring the confidence and up liftment to their lives.  A lot of the time we are unaware of the impact we make in people’s lives and because we don’t know we tend to practice this less.
Hebrews 13:2 – “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing, some have unwittingly entertained angels.”
If you were to ask every person you spent time with what they knew about you and what was happening in you life, and alternatively how much you knew about them, and how much could you tell them about how they were doing!
Relationships - “The way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.”
Are any of your relationships one-sided?
As  I said be less self absorbed and more self conscious of others.
So even those small things that cross your mind when you see them or thoughts through the week that builds encouragement and confidence in who and how special they are in Christ. This is a practical process we need to start implementing in our lives.