“Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.”  (Romans 14:19 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible)

Several years ago the ladies in our state began an intentional effort to encourage one another.  The need to be uplifted is greater than it has ever been.  I named it, “Operation Uplift.”

The object of our devotional verse was to persuade the church at Rome to not insist on their own perspective in matters of disagreement.  The word “edify” means to build up.  We need to purpose in our hearts that we are going to only uplift others as we build up the Kingdom of God.  We do that through encouragement.

Encouragement is what keeps us all going.  The older I get the more I appreciate the cards, texts, kind words and phone calls of someone who thought of me.  It’s one of the simplest ways to lift sagging spirits.

Join Operation Uplift and encourage someone today.  It doesn’t take a lot to do that.  Even a smile is encouraging.  We see enough sad faces on a daily basis to discourage us.  Don’t be part of the demolition team!

Prayer:  Lord, we pray for all those who are struggling.  Let me be one to edify or build up and not tear down.  The family of God is so wonderful!  You have called me to edify them.

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