What does this world need more of?

 

Hope?

 

Love?

 

Yes, for certain, this world needs more hope and love, but it also need encouragement.  Yes, today more than ever we need to be dispensers of encouragement to a lost and hopeless world.

 

 

Have you noticed that we live in a negative world?  It is all around us.  You turn on the news, it’s there. You look at the newspaper, social media, etc.  everywhere we turn, negativity seems to be abounding. When negativity increases, hopelessness and despair also increase.

 

We, as Christ followers, need to be dispensers of hope, love, joy, light, life and all the gifts of the Spirit.  How do we do that?  We do that by following the example of Jesus. Everywhere that Jesus went, He brought life and hope and fought against darkness.   Jesus did this by obeying what His Father(God) in heaven told Him to do and say. Jesus essentially heard the words of God for others and He spoke them over their situation and circumstances, and we should do the same.    Every Christ follower needs to follow the example of Jesus and operate in this profoundly encouraging gift. The Gift of prophetic encouragement breathes life, love and hope into the dry places of our lives.

 

In fact, 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says:

 


 

 

 

To encourage someone literally means to put courage into them.  Have you ever needed encouragement?  I know I have.  Truthfully, I need it on a daily basis, don’t you?

 

In short, the spiritual gift of prophecy is speaking a Holy Spirit-inspired timely word of edification, exhortation, or comfort to individuals; taken directly from 1 Corinthians 14:1-3.  I will develop a more complete definition of the word “prophetic” in next week’s blog.

 

Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy. For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit. But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort (1 Corinthians 14:1-3 NIV).

 

Simply stated, the gift of prophetic encouragement is the spiritual gift of prophecy in action.[1] Prophetic encouragement releases the heart of the Father into people’s lives and situations.

 

 

Next week June 21st, here at #TuneInThursday the book launch team application will go live. Please pray about partnering with me and joining my book launch team.  (Space is limited.)

 

Because space is limited, and I don’t want anyone to miss out, I have decided to also launch a “#BeTheGift Encouragement Experience Group.”  This group is open to everyone who needs encouragement and to those who want to encourage others.  Please join the group (link below or click here) and invite your friends to join as well.  We will have fun weekly “Encouragement Missions” oriented around encouraging and blessing others.

 

 

The group opens today and run through September 6th (2 weeks after the books release). Below is the group description. I promise it will be fun, we will build community and encourage others and in turn receive encouragement as well.  I pray you will join me for this fun interactive encouragement group.

 

Welcome to the #BeTheGift Encouragement Experience Group.  In preparation for the August Release of Debbie Kitterman’s book: The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement, this encouragement group will put into practice what it means to encourage others and be the gift someone needs today.

Hebrews 3:13 says: “Encourage each other every day—for as long as we can still say “today”—so none of you let the deceitfulness of sin harden your hearts” (The Voice).

 

There will be weekly “Encouragement Missions” designed to help us #BeTheGift someone needs today.  There will also be mini teachings, interviews and powerful testimonies of how timely spoken words of encouragement can change a person’s perspective. After all, Proverbs 25:11 says: “A well-spoken word at just the right moment is like golden apples in settings of silver (The Voice).

Please join me from June 14th – September 6th for this “#BeTheGift Encouragement Experience” as we walk out in practical ways what it means to #BeTheGift and change our world, churches and communities as we encourage others.

Won’t you join me as we journey together in going deeper in our relationship with Jesus and as we are used by God to be the gift others may need today?

 

May we all rise to the challenge and dare to hear God today, so we can be gifts of encouragement to others.

 

[1] Speaking a Holy Spirit-inspired, timely word of edification, exhortation, or comfort to individuals.

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Welcome to the #BeTheGift Encouragement Experience. In preparation for the August Release of Debbie Kitterman’s book: The Gift of Prophetic Encourage…

 

Last weeks Top Viewed Post was, Sue Donaldson’s tribute to her Father titled:

“On a Train En Route to a Funeral” – Happy Father’s Day, Everyone!

Sue also has a link to her dad’s favorite lemon velvet cake recipe. You are going to want to check it out.  I feel it is very fitting that Sue’s post  honoring her dad had the most views making Sue our spotlight just before Father’s Day.   Sue, my deepest sympathies at the loss of your father, even though it has been 4 years since His passing, the legacy he left and the love you feel for him is just as strong. What a wonderful long life your father lived.

 

 

Please make sure to visit the post before yours and share some comment love as well as one other post of your choice. In Order to be featured you must follow rule #2 below.  

 

 

Again Welcome and Thank you for joining me for #TuneInThursday it is an honor to have you here!

I have had a few people ask for a badge/button to display on your blogs.  I would absolutely be honored if you would display it, or link back here in some way.  Thank you!

 

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Do you wonder if God still speaks today?  Do you wonder if He would ever speak to you personally?  Do you long to hear the voice of God in your life?

Have your read other books on hearing from God, but long for hands on practical application? or are you looking for ways to  move you forward  hearing from God?

If you answered YES to any of those questions, then I have exactly what you need.  I now have an online e-course designed to equip you in understanding that God still speaks today, and He longs to speak directly to you, through His word, and others.  He longs to encourage you, strengthen you and comfort you.  The training on this site, is fully based on Scripture, and taken from my training manual Releasing God’s heart through Hearing His Voice. 

God is speaking, Can you Hear Him?

d2htrainging.com membership site is open, I invite you to check it out today, and develop a deeper relationship with the Lord, as you learn to hear Him speak to your heart.

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