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)
Jesus spent his ministry on earth telling people about the Father’s kingdom. When Jesus would go from town to town to preach, multitudes would follow him, because they had heard about his power to heal and to save.
You can find many accounts in the Bible of Jesus performing miracles before people. Deaf people heard, sick people were healed, and dead people were raised, just to name a few. One of the most amazing miracles, in my view, was that of Jesus walking on water. Three years ago, I had the privilege to visit Israel and go on a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. While there, I could almost envision the Lord walking towards the boat that contained his disciples, including Peter, who briefly experienced the same miracle.
I have never walked on water and doubt I ever will. Nonetheless, knowing that Jesus did, makes me aware of his power to do what he wills, which encourages my faith and spurs me to keep on keeping on. His desire is that we believe and that we encourage others to believe as well.
Today, we can do something about what we have within our reach. Today, then, is the best time to encourage others and help them take a step closer to him, thus avoiding the deception caused by sin.
Look around you; choose someone upon whom to pour God’s love.
Luska Natali is a native of Brazil who is passionate about God, her family, learning new languages (she fluently speaks three), and meeting people.
© 2019 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.