“This crowd gave me wings…”

“This crowd gave me wings.  It was one of the best races of my life…” ~ Canada’s speedskating Olympian, who scored the bronze medal in the 5000-meter race, the last race of her career.

That’s what we’re supposed to do for each other in this counter-cultural Olympic race we run as Christians.  It’s not easy, and the cheering on we receive can make all the difference between winning or giving up on the sidelines.

Who have you encouraged today, be it with a written note of thanks, a pat on the back, a prayer of support, a hug?  Go on! Give someone wings!

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

“…. encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” 1 Thessa lonians 5:14

“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” Hebrews 3:13

The Olympian’s Prayer:

“Oh, Father in heaven, You love me so much and want me to be a winner.  And You are “able to make all grace abound to [me], so that in all things at all times, having all that [I] need, [I] will abound in every good work.” (2 Cor. 9:8)  Please show me how to encourage my friends and family to be winners.  In Jesus’ name, amen.”

Do you have a life coach?  Mine is Jesus Christ. Click the pic below to join His team:

Speedskaters photo from: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/10/26/sports/olympics/27celski_ringsblog/blogSpan.jpg

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2 thoughts on ““This crowd gave me wings…”

  1. aunti! thank you SO much for this reminder! hebrews 13:3 has been one o’ my life verses for a couple years now! 🙂

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