Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Thursday, November 3, 2011

day 137: Encouragers Checklist (XII)

1 Thessalonians 5:23
Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.


This is the last post on the encouragers checklist.  Today, we are going to talk about Counting on God's Constant Help.

If we read this verse, it seems impossible to do.  There is no way that we as humans can be blameless.  We have human thoughts, human ideas, human eyes, and human hearts.  We aren't perfect and we make mistakes. 

So, how in the world can we be blameless?  We are blameless because everytime we tell God we are sorry and ask for forgiveness, we are wiped clean again.  Snow white.  Pure.  Of course, we mess up again, but then we ask forgivenss again and are pure again.

There is no way to be able to do this without God.  And that's what all of these verses, all of these checklists have lead up to.  We can't be encouragers without God's help.  We can't help others without God helping us. It's all about us realizing that we need him and that we can't do this without Him.  That's how you encourage someone.  You allow God to use you in whatever means He needs to encourage other people.  It's not us... It's Him.

Here is the entire encourager's checklist.  Remember there is no way that 'we' can do this alone.  There is no way to live an encouraging or even a Christian life without God. 

Encouragers Checklist
*Build each other up.
*Honor and respect spiritual leaders
*Live in peace
*Warn the lazy
*Encourage the timid
*Help the weak
*Be patient
*Resist revenge
*Be joyful
*Pray continually
*Give thanks
*Do no stifle the Holy Spirit
*Do no scoff at prophecies
*Avoid every kind of evil
*Count on God's help

We have covered them all and ways to encourage others using them.  But we should know that these are things to do for ourselves in encouraging ourselves.  Sometimes we need a bigger peptalk than others lol. 

And remember, humanly we can't do this.  But with God, we can :)

God Bless You :)



  1. I love the truths in this post, Kelly. When we ask forgiveness of our sins, the slate is wiped clean and we stand blameless before our God. And we can only be the encouragers God has called us to be with His help. We can't do it on our own, but we can do ALL things through Christ. Thanks for this series, Kelly. Many blessings!

  2. Hi Kelly - I love the list "encouragers' checklist. Great tool to use
    God bless