"Reverence for the Lord gives a man deep strength; his children have a place of refuge and security." - Proverbs 14:26 While some days are 72 degrees and sunny, most of us experience some pretty severe storms in life, storms that threaten to wash us away. Things don't always go as planned. And in those tough times we need a place of shelter. We need a place of protection, stability, security.
Jesus prayed for his present and future disciples on the day before his crucifixion "that they may all be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us that the world may believe that you have sent me." - John 17:21 I believe in the 10 to 1 rule in the body of Christ. For every critical thing we need to lovingly say to one another, we need to say 10 affirming things. That's a good rule for home, work and church. Who can you encourage this week? Who can you thank? Who can you praise? Who can you write a note to that says, "I think you're the best."