And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
This e-mini-mission goes to the heart of what spur is about – it’s about spurring one another on, encouraging and supporting, cheering each other on, building each other up. That’s what we try to do with all of our little initiatives.
Now, we think that it’s time to challenge you and your churches to do the same.
I wonder if you’ve ever considered whether you could spur someone else on. If you look closely at the verses above, you can see that we are all charged with challenging and supporting one another - it’s not just the pastor’s job (and what relief it would be to them if more people encouraged, supported and built each other up).
The other main thing is that we all need it, whether we’re struggling or whether we’re celebrating, there is always further to go. So why not take up this challenge and think about how you could spur someone else on.
Some tips on how to approach this –
Stop, think & pray – take some time out to “consider” and be sincere about doing this well.
Think & pray “who” – who are you going to encourage?
Think & pray “how” – will it be face to face, a card, a text, an email, a gift?
Think & pray “what” – what is your goal? Is it to say “thank you”? Are you encouraging them to love God more? Are you challenging them to serve or greater service? What words will you use?
Then do – arrange that coffee or lunch, have that chat, send that message, buy that gift!
We would love to know how you get on - share your story on our Facebook page.
PS If someone else is spurring you on, receive it with the spirit that it was intended – in love and grace.