Monday, December 14, 2009

Growing Up Mondays



Tell him when he has helped you. Ephesians 4:29 teaches us to say things that edify, and you minister grace to your pastor whenever you tell him how he has helped you. He will be a more effective, dedicated servant of God if you give him some feedback on his ministry to you (see Prov. 3:27). It will also be very encouraging if you tell your Sunday School teacher, spouse, and your children how they have helped, or been a blessing to you. Praise doesn't cost – but it pays tremendous dividends – in the home, in the church, in the school, and on the job. And be sure to recognize your pastor, and his spouse for birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas. It is not always necessary to give gifts, but to be remembered on these special days is an expression of your love and encouragement.

14 comments:

eph2810 said...

So true, gifts are not always necessary, but a thank you is a tremendous encouragement.

Thank you for sharing, Denise.

Be blessed today and always.

Denise said...

Thank you...........Two words that people so forget.......

Love you.........

T. Anne said...

Thanks for the reminder. It's so important to build each other up. We spend so much time doing the opposite it seems *sigh*. Must change.

Alicia said...

Yes, great reminder for all of us!

Talk..to..Grams said...

Hi Denise! Yes it is me! I haven't been able to get out much and visit but Thanks for visiting me! You have a gift of encouragement!! Always making everyone feel better!! Love and hugs Grams

Puna said...

Thank you for the reminder. Our church is behind in giving this year. I'm so torn as to what to do.

Karen said...

Good reminder. I recently emailed a minister who visited our church and prayed for me. I told him how God had answered that prayer and what a blessing his sermon had been. He emailed back, and said that he rarely hears back from people. I think that is something I need to remember to do more often. By the way, THANK YOU for all your prayers and encouragement. God bless you.

IRENE said...

Sweetest blessings to you, my dearest friend.

Erica said...

I am going to focus on that tomorrow...PRAISE, PRAISE, PRAISE!
I think my girls need it...thanks for the reminder!

Alleluiabelle said...

Sweet Friend,

Your words are wise. His Word stands firm. May we all reflect and say things that edify all people at all times.

I love this post.

Love you,
Alleluiabelle

Mary said...

Thank you so much for reminding us to say Thank You. They are two little words that can make a great difference in a life.

You're definitely welcome for the card. I think of you often and pray for your always.
Love,
Mary

luvmy4sons said...

Amen! A good idea! Hugs sweet sister!

Oh Sew Good said...

A good reminder. I think it's also good that if the pastor is married to acknowledge both the pastor AND his wife. Her prayers go a long way in how he is able to minister. I'm convinced.

Karen said...

Amen...thank you!