Are You An Encourager Or Accuser
Are You An Encourager Or Accuser?
Are you known as an encourager or as a destroyer? Do your words bring life or death? Are you encouraging others with love and concern or are you recognized as someone who brings accusation and condemnation?
“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness” (Heb. 3:13)
God’s Word exhorts us that in order for us to prevent having an unbelieving heart, we need to be in fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. We need each other to build each other’s faith as we talk daily about what God is doing in our lives. We must realize that if we are not encouraging others, we can become hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
Print this letter. Post it on your refrigerator, bathroom mirror, or where you can daily read the following “In Christ Jesus” statements out loud. Each day for the next month, read them out loud to yourself. Early mornings or late evenings are great times. Refer to these powerful statements often. As you declare God’s Word out loud, you’ll begin realizing the life changing truth of God’s promises for you.
Read this to your children. Give this to your neighbors. Share this with those in your area of influence. Be an encouragement to someone today!
As a disciple ... I am accepted.
God says that…
* I am God's child (John 1:12)
€ I am Christ's friend (John 15:15)
€ I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
€ I am united with the Lord and I am one spirit with Him (1 Corinthians 6:17)
€ I have been bought with a price; I belong to God (1 Corinthians 6:19,20)
€ I am a member of Christ's body (1 Corinthians 12:27)
€ I have been adopted as God's child (Ephesians 1:5)
€ I have direct access to God through the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:18)
€ I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins (Colossians 1:14)
€ I am complete in Christ (Colossians 2:10)
As a disciple ... I am secure.
God says that…
€ I am free forever from condemnation (Romans 8:1,2)
€ I am assured that God works all things together for good (Romans 8:28)
€ I cannot be separated from the love of God (Romans 8:35-39)
€ I have been established, anointed, and sealed by God (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)
€ I am confident that God will finish the good work He started in me (Philippians 1:6)
€ I am a citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20)
€ I am hidden with Christ (Colossians 3:3)
€ I have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a self discipline (2 Timothy 1:7)
€ I can find mercy and grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16)
€ I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me (1 John 5:18)
As a disciple ... I am special.
God says that…
€ I am the salt of the earth and light of the world (Matthew 5:13-14)
€ I am a branch of the true vine, Jesus, a channel of His life (John 15:15)
€ I have been chosen to bear fruit (John 15:16)
€ I am a personal, Spirit-empowered witness of Christ (Acts 1:8)
€ I am a temple of God (2 Corinthians 3:16)
€ I am a minister of reconciliation for God (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)
€ I am God's co-worker (2 Corinthians 6:1)
€ I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realm (Ephesians 2:6)
€ I am God's workmanship, created for good works (Ephesians 2:10)
€ I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Ephesians 3:12)
€ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)
Live Christ Deliberately!