One of my favorite things to do is connect people with encouragement. I have found that encouraging others, whether in person, via text or Facebook, or in one of many different avenues, has such an amazing impact. On me!
My source of material for a lot of my encouraging words come from my morning reading time. I have chosen a number of authors to read, but Max Lucado is one of my all time favorites. This morning was one of those days when I realize how much I love his writing and his heart for others.
Listen up (or read up) to the words from this mornings reading time...
""To abound is to have a surplus, an abundance, an extravagant portion. Should the fish of the sea worry that it will run out of water? No. Why? The ocean abounds with water. need the lark be anxious about finding room in the sky to fly? No. The sky abounds with space.
Should the Christian worry that the cup of mercy will run empty? He may. For he (she) may not be aware of God's abounding grace (See Romans 5:20). Are you? Are you aware that the cup God gives you overflows with mercy? Are you afraid your cup will run dry? Your warranty will expire? Are you afraid your mistakes are too great for God's grace?
God is not a miser with his grace. Your cup may be low on cash or clout, but it is overflowing with mercy."
~Max Lucado (Book "Traveling Light")