… the hearts of God’s people are refreshed by your actions, my brother. (Philemon 7 CEB)
Are there people you know who seem to have a habitual way about them of bringing you encouragement? Where did that way come from?
As people think of you, do they think of you this way? How might you be transformed into a person whose life consistently makes others smile deep down with joy in the Lord?
Who will you encounter today who will need a tank full of encouragement? Will you recognize their need and your placement by God in their life as a crucial moment where the good things of God can flow freely through who you are and what you do?
From whom do you regularly receive freshness in spirit and in what ways do they facilitate this arrival of freshness from you? Have you ever told them how thankful you are for them and their ways that reflect the Lord?
In Christ’s name, Holy Father, make me what is pure refreshment to my brothers and sisters in Christ. Work with me in the shaping of all of my actions so that they become true blessing to all who witness them. May you work so in my life that my life is not superficial, but powerfully influential on the hearts of others for you. Have mercy on me when my ways weigh hearts down and work against freshness in spirit. Remember the good you see come from me and may I remember you are the reason for its being. Amen.