Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


January 19, 2012

The New Testament word, "encourage" is multi-faceted--it's the obvious pep talk, pat on the back, and that is terrific, but it can also include an exhortation such as, "Get with it," and also to come alongside another to assist. It's a substantive thought, not just happy talk.

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
                                             ---2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 TNIV

Paul prays for the Thessalonians to be encouraged, eternally encouraged grounded by Christ-centered living. Now that's a real prayer for people we love.

And that's my prayer for you this day!


Dale Patterson