Refreshing Others

I Corinthians 16:5-18

We are often encouraged and blessed by special friends who invest to help and encourage.  The Apostle Paul in our passage for today remembers some special friends that “refreshed his spirit.” Wow! What better word could be said of another person?

Unfortunately we are often so entrenched in our life with its struggles and challenges that we forget about others.  Just think of the impact that we could make if we focused on refreshing the life of another and what a difference it would make in their life.

You may ask, how does one refresh the soul?  Here are a few suggestions . . .

  1. Encourage someone with a good word.
  2. Take time to listen and talk with them.
  3. Pray with them.
  4. Provide help for something that is overwhelming to them.
  5. Help someone with money as God leads.  

Refreshing the soul and life of others brings happiness and joy to both the giver and the receiver.  So today let’s look for and respond to God’s leading and refresh the life of others.