How long has it been since you wrote a letter?? Not a ran to walmart.. or be right back letter but a heart felt letter to brighten someones day?? Can you remember back when you were growing up and would get cards with letters in them from grandma or aunt Luanne?? I would always love writing them back and hearing them say how happy it made them to find my letter to them in the mail box. I heard a 30 minute teaching this morning on KAVX about encouragement. A 88 year old grandma who had given up on life and had prayed that if there was nothing left for her to do that God would just take her home. He immediatly said to her “can you write??” She wrote male and female prisoners, who wrote back incredible letters of gratitude. We always say we are too busy to sit down and take the time to write a letter put it in an envelope add the stamp and mail a letter. We send a text now to say thanks or that i am praying for you or hope you get better. it works but is not the same as opening the mailbox and seeing that someone took the time to write their feelings and thoughts down on a piece of paper. So today.. I am challenging you to write a letter or two that would brighten or encourage someones day.. I wrote two letters last week to two of the inmates I met painting at the expo center. I am so glad that I took the time and I hope that my words are wisdom, hope, strength, direction in their lives. I am also going to write my grandma that lives in Indianna. I haven’t wrote her in years. I feel so horrible after hearing the teaching on how much a simple letter can brighten someones day. ❤ Jenn
The Write Encouragement
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy.
How many words do you speak throughout a given day compared to the words that you write? One estimation of our spoken words reports that a woman speaks approximately 8000 words a day, and a man speaks about 6000 words. These estimates outnumber our written words by far–even though Internet messaging goes on 24/7. Is it any surprise that sometimes we can’t remember what we said or what someone else said? The power of the written word cannot be underestimated.
God valued the written word and gave us the Bible as His letter of encouragement–a permanent record of His love and concern for us. Many of the books in the New Testament are letters, known as epistles, written to churches and individuals. It’s interesting to note that when the apostle Paul wrote a letter, he consistently began with a word of encouragement (Romans 1:8-9; 1 Corinthians 1:4-9; 2 Corinthians 1:3-5).
Written encouragement conveys a thoughtful investment of your time. Why not take a minute and think of someone you know who needs a word of encouragement today. They won’t forget it!
Written encouragement is one of the most effective tools God has given to His children.
Isaiah 41:1 – 43:28