In Niger, it seems that there
is always something under construction; roads, houses, school buildings, a new wall or even
a sand castle. It is great to see progress and new things being
Our school library recently focused on the theme of constructionas
they were building up the library by adding 100s of new
At the same time our dad began preparing for
a sermon on encouragement, this started us thinking about construction
as building up one
another. How do we build one another
up? Here are a few ways to get you thinking; say kind words,
help with your hands, give, reach out to the lonely. Can you
think of some others?
next time you see one of these signs, or men working on the road,
think about what you are building in your own life and the lives of others. Are you
healthy habits? Praising others? Using words that build up or
tear down? Building is a process, do it well and it will last.
Therefore, encourage one another and
each other up . . .
1 Thessalonians 5:11