Are You Stimulating?-1

Webster’s New world Dictionary defines the word “stimulate” It means, “To rouse or excite to activity or increased activity.” Do we stimulate our Christian brothers and sisters in Godly ways? Is what we are, do and say stimulating, in wholesome and encouraging ways? Today, for example, do our lives and words move people to think right? Paul, in his letter to Ephesus, wrote, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but (instead) that which is good to the use of edifying (building up), that it may minister grace unto the hearers” (Ephesians 4:29). We can do this “one-on-one” with fellow believers by sharing insights from Scripture, by answering their questions about the Bible and encouraging them to study God’s Word. (See II Timothy 2:15).  Do we challenge them to actively engage their minds in Godly thinking? After giving a list of good kinds of thoughts, Paul, in Philippians 4:8, concludes, “….if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise (anything worthy of praise), think on these things.” We can also do this in a (small or large) group. Paul tells us how in Colossians 3:16. He admonished, “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another (How?) in psalms and hymns and Spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the lord.” How often do we do this? We are left here, once we are saved, for two major reasons. 1). To witness. 2). To stimulate other Christians to Spiritual maturity. Let’s be about our Father’s business! Selah! Let’s let God use us to rouse each other to action and increased action in the pursuit of Godliness.   Ron

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