Encouragement – A Real Spiritual Gift

Encouragement – A Real Spiritual Gift

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Romans 15:5,6 Did you know that encouragement is a real spiritual gift that we are instructed to practice in the book of Romans? The word encouragement means to give someone heart — en coeur. Coeur is a French word for the heart, and when you encourage others, you give a lift to someone who’s out of steam and not ready to go another day. You give them a little push. In Greek, the word for this spiritual gift is paraklesis. It means to call to one’s side. We put this into practice when someone is feeling beaten up, down, or discouraged; you come alongside them, you put

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