My word for the new year is Encourage. Encourage defined is to inspire with courage, spirit or confidence; to uplift; to promote. Jesus embodied encouragement toward his disciples and in His words to the people. There are so many people hurting and suffering in the world today. I know as just one person, my personal reach does not actually extend very far. However, if I encourage those around me, hopefully the encouragement will spread around my own circle and begin from there.
"Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do."
-- 1 Thessalonians 5:11

"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers."
-- Ephesians 4:29

" But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; "
-- Hebrews 3:13a

"A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success."
-- Unknown

"In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity."
-- Albert Einstein

"When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you're making a commitment and difference in that person's life. Encouragement really does make a difference."
-- Zig Ziglar

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