And today’s word is …. Messenger.
Each of us are messengers, whether we realize it or not. Even if we think we have nothing to say, we each have a message and deliver a message.
All day long.
To everyone around us.
They can be positive or negative, a whole host of messages ….
- “You are so special.”
- “You’re such a good little girl (or boy).”
- “You can’t do anything right.”
- “You are my best friend.”
- “You are worthless.”
- “You are such a talented person.”
- “I love you.”
- “You are valued.”
Our facial expressions, our body gestures, our tone of voices, our inflections – each of those deliver messages – 24/7.
And that makes each of us a messenger.
The question becomes for each of us – – –
What is the message I want to be known for delivering?
This past week, I have been reading in 1 Thessalonians. So funny the word prompt would be “messenger” as this Scripture quickly came back to mind.
Paul knew he was a messenger, as well as those he ministered with and writes:
For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good news. (1 Thessalonians 2:4, NLT)
And then he goes on to state why he was sending Timothy to them:
We sent him to strengthen you, to encourage you in your faith, and to keep you from being shaken by the troubles you were going through.
(1 Thessalonians 3:2-3, NLT)
They were messengers and the message they brought did just that to those they encountered.
They strengthened. They encouraged. They kept others from being shaken.
This is the messenger I want to be. Every day. To those around me.
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