Posted by: nancyisanders | January 6, 2017

Faith Building Fridays: Encouragement


Let everything you [write] be good and helpful,
so that your words will be an encouragement
to those who hear them.
-Ephesians 4:29, NLT

We are called to set the standard in our world for godliness, holiness, and righteousness. Is there a way we can share God’s message through our manuscripts in a way that is encouraging and uplifting instead of condemning? As God’s scribes, let’s think how we can share His message through inspiration and encouragement rather than criticism or condemnation. From the critiques we give to fellow writers to the fiction or nonfiction manuscripts we get published, let’s strive for our words to be good and helpful.

Dear God, forgive me for the times I’ve beaten others down because of my harsh criticism or condemnation. Please give me Your tender heart. Help me write words that encourage people to chase after Your goodness! In Jesus’ name. Amen.


  1. Thanks for the reminder and prayer, Nancy! God bless!

    • You’re welcome! May God encourage you especially today in your writing.

  2. Yes!!!

  3. Your posts help me to focus on the fact that I should do all things (including my writing) heartily unto the Lord.

  4. Hello Nancy. Your post is so timely since I have chosen Encourage as my “word of the year.”
    You are the epitome of an encourager and I always look forward to reading your wise words.

    • Isn’t God so amazing to put this same word on both our hearts at the beginning of this new year?!!! Thank you for your kind words.

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