“Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:23-25
Pinterest is a social network that allows users to visually share, and discover new interests by posting (known as ‘pinning’ on Pinterest) images or videos to their own or others’ boards. Typically three types of people use Pinterest for arts and crafts. There are those who create a craft, photograph it, and post it. Others view the post, pin it, and do the craft later. And the last group just looks through posts with no intention of ever starting a craft project. Pinterest was created for people to share with the world, their love for something. As Christians, we are commanded to love God first and then love one another. Our love for God and others wasn’t intended to be hidden, but shared. Holding onto God’s promises and trusting Him at his word helps us to love Him more and more each day. Finding Him faithful time and time again brings us to a place where our love for Him is real and strong. Other people, however, can be harder to love.
As the body of Christ, we are to encourage one another. Let’s get creative in how that looks. It may be a cup of coffee to a new mom who just needs to stay awake. It may be warm, fuzzy socks for someone spending a few days in the hospital. It may be a meal for a family coping with loss. Let’s get creative in how we encourage one another. If you have no idea where to begin, feel free to copy other people’s acts of encouragement! God wants us to give love to each other and not just sit by and watch as it is given. We are all needed and wanted in the body of Christ! Write down the names of people who you know need encouragement. Then pray for them and begin thinking of ways you can encourage them. It may take a group effort so include others. Jesus told the disciples they would be known by others for their love for one another (John 13:35). We want everyone to know us by how we love one another.