GOD IS IN THE REFRESHMENT BUSINESS

by Jayme Hull-

Are you a person who continues to give and give until you run dry? Have you ever wondered secretly, is what I’m doing really worth it? Or maybe your silent question is; why do I even care and reach out to others?

Have you ever considered how easy it is to encourage others on a daily basis by sending a quick text, email or a weekly phone call? Allow me to persuade you that just a few words of encouragement can make all the difference one person may need to survive through their daily life of busyness, disappointment and conflict.

Look at the following verse from Proverbs 11:25(NIV) “The generous will prosper. Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”  When I read this Scripture for the first time, I shouted, “That’s it!  That’s why I mentor and encourage others.”

I am a living testimony confirming this verse. I have experienced over and over again the personal refreshing hand of God as I pour into others and in turn watch them be refreshed. Using encouraging words comes natural for me and it can for you as well. But you must trust God at His promises and believe in your heart that He is trustworthy and Praiseworthy. Do you trust God? Have you given Him your life? Jim Elliot said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”

Now is the perfect time to truly believe and trust the Lord and His promises. As a thank you to God for all of His gifts to you, why not begin to mentor someone from the next generation and make a difference. Go ahead and spread the good news of Jesus Christ. I promise it will change your life for the better!

God is in the refreshment business. He sent the Holy Spirit to live inside of us to be our personal encourager and helper. In the Old Testament we find another promise from God: “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” (Jeremiah 31:25 NIV) Only God can satisfy us, refresh our souls and give us eternal strength.

Everyone has the gift of encouragement. Once you fully trust in God’s Sovereignty you will be able to find your purpose. Trust God at His Word and be refreshed as you pour yourself into mentoring others with love and encouragement.

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Jayme Hull: Jayme is a graduate of New York University with a B.A. in Speech Communication Education and Musical Theater. She married her high school sweetheart John and together they live in Nashville TN. Jayme and John have three incredible godly adult children, two beautiful daughter-in-laws that love the Lord and one granddaughter . She went to NYC to meet the Broadway Entertainment world but instead she met the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. From that moment on her life was changed forever. Her new ministry, Woman Face toFace, is a Christ centered, Bible based, non-denomination ministry to equip women of all ages and stages of life to learn how to help each other as a mentor or being mentored. Check out the website at www.jaymeh.com

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About debdearmond

Deb: Christ follower. Writer and speaker. Optimistically mid-life, experienced - not necessarily "mature". Young enough to discover, explore, teach, serve, mentor, and old enough to know how to do it well! She serves as a writer for the online magazine Destiny in Bloom and she is Co-Founder of MyPurposeNow.org, a website dedicated to helping women over 50 find their purpose in Christ. Deb is optimistically mid-life and excited about the next stage of life and what God has for her now. Her latest print project is a book about the relationships between mot hers and the girls who marry their sons. Deb is wife to her high school sweetheart, Ron, who told her about Jesus and led her to the Lord 39 years ago. Mom to three incredible sons. Gigi to two perfect grandboys. But Jesus is her favorite, and the guys have learned to live with it.
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