Helping One Another Is An Honor And Privilege!
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If you decide in your heart and mind to help others in the same way you would like others to help you, then you are on the right track! We can help one another with our words, deeds, prayers, and the love and respect we share with others. ~ Bill Greguska
The dictionary definition of helping is the act of a person or thing that helps—giving aid, assistance, support, or the like.
Proverbs 11:25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
“People Are Hurting.”
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36 Principles How to Comfort Anyone Who Is Hurting!
By practicing these simple principles, you can be a blessing to anyone who needs support and encouragement. You can apply these suggestions to anyone you know or meet if they display a willingness to be encouraged by you!
- Seek after and be confident of God’s plans for the person you wish to help.
- Ask questions but be slow to give advice.
- Treat the other person the way you would want to be treated.
- Gently probe with open-ended questions.
- Rely mainly on God’s word to get to the truth of the matter.
- Find things to agree with yet and try not to focus on irrelevant disagreements.
- Do not purposely agitate the person, yet offer suggested goals based on what they share.
- Listen very intently to the person’s every word.
- Inject a little bit of humor.
- Relate to the other person’s problem and how you solved your problem.
- Try to feel their pain.
- Tell a concise story that relates to what they are talking about.
- Share a quote of scripture appropriate to their situation.
- Be happy for their victories, no matter how small they may be.
- Be their friend and use your words seasoned with respect and love.
- Try to, in most cases, talk less than the other person.
- While listening to the person talk, silently say a short prayer for them.
- Avoid any impression of putting yourself above the other person.
- Reminds the person that the devil is the accuser, but God is the forgiver.
- Regard tears and anger as natural as breathing.
- Match the person’s mood and feel their pain the best you can.
- When appropriate, use the encouragement of touch.
- Offer to pray for them if they are interested.
- Make yourself trustworthy by not being judgmental.
- Ask the person if they would like to read a scripture.
- Don’t cut someone short, but also do not talk too long.
- Pay attention to the person’s body language.
- Be aware that the person might not be real transparent.
- Remember that some people’s past can be a very sensitive issue.
- Give yourself time to recharge after talking.
- Keep approximately 75 % eye contact.
- Be ready to change a subject that is going nowhere presently temporarily.
- Keep your eyes open for needed adjustment in your approach.
- Keep a humble dependence on the Holy Spirit.
- Do not give up on the person, yet keep healthy boundaries.
- If appropriate, consider practical help like housework, shopping, etc.
Helping One Another In An Annonomsy Way!
Helping One Another!
You can get involved in our ministry. If you’d like to get involved, contact us for details. Helping others is very valuable. God’s Word says we ought to love others as we want them to love us.
Take time today to reach out, and in doing so, make your life more worthwhile. Helping one another is something that we, as people, do not understand the real value when we do it.
When we help one another, we are doing God’s will in our lives through our service to one another.
God’s two greatest commands to us are to love God with all of our heart, mind, and soul and to love others as we would love ourselves.
So we may think that helping one another might be optional for us, but in actuality, it is a command from God to do so!
There are many ways of helping one another that can become a regular part of our lives.
Take the time right now to think of some ideas in this area, and then with prayer, ask God to help you become an encouragement to others!
Here Are Some Helpful Links:
- Does the Bible talk about being idle?
- God helps those who help themselves – is it in the Bible?
- How can I know when God is telling me to do something?
- What does God want from me?
- What does the Bible say about burnout?
Acts of Kindness Are Great In Helping One Another!
Do You Enjoy Helping Others?
- Acts of kindness, such as being a generous tipper where ever you go.
- Give a smile to someone who does not have a smile.
- Be kind to everyone on the phone and in person.
- Help others with small tasks without expecting anything in return.
- Before going to bed, think of 3 things to be grateful for.
- Offer to return a shopping cart to someone at the store.
- While going for a walk, pick up trash.
- Say something nice about the person others are gossiping about.
- Cook a meal for a friend who is struggling.
- Acts of kindness, such as putting a quarter in an expired parking meter.
Related Pages Of Encouragement
How God Wants Us To Interact With One Another
Love one another: (John 13:34-35; John 15:12-17, Romans 13:8; 1 Thessalonians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; 1 Peter 1:22; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 3:11, 1 John 23; 1 John 4:7; John 1:5; Galatians 5:14)
Be devoted to one another: (Romans 12:10)
Giving preference for one another (Romans 12:10)
Be of the same mind toward one another (Romans 12:16, Romans 15:5)
Receive one another, as Christ received us (Romans 15:7)
Care for one another (1 Corinthians 12:25)
Serve one another (Galatians 5:13)
Bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2)
Bear with one another (Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 3:13)
Be kind & tenderhearted to one another (Ephesians 4:32; Romans 12:10)
Forgive one another (Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13; Gal. 5:15)
Speak to one another in psalms, hymns, spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16)
Submit to one another (Ephesians 5:21; 1 Peter 5:5)
Comfort one another (1 Thessalonians 4:18; 5:11)
Edify one another (1 Thessalonians 5:11; Romans 14:19; Colossians 3:16)
Confess your trespasses to one another (James 5:16)
Pray for one another (James 5:16)
Have compassion for one another (1 Peter 3:8)
Be hospitable to one another (1 Peter 4:9)
Minister our spiritual gifts to one another (1 Peter 4:10)
Have fellowship with one another (1 John 1:7)
Have peace with one another (Romans 14:19; Galatians. 5:26)
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