Proverbs 15:23 - A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word! NASB
Some Days Are Harder Than Others
Just when you thought you couldn't go another step, when the weight of the world was crushing you, it happened. You received a call or maybe even a visit and as that person spoke to you your strength rejuvenated within you.
What a blessing some people are able to bring into your life immediately.
The Message says it this way: Congenial conversation—what a pleasure! The right word at the right time—beautiful! (Proverbs 15:23 MSG)
My Early Christian Life
When I first became a Christian there was a man named, Jay Pancake, who attended the same congregation that I did. He was about 20 or so years older than me. We became great friends. If I had a stressed out look on my face he could always tell it. He would always say to me, "You need to come out to the house and drink some of Patsy's ice tea with me." I'd say, "When?" And he say, "Today, of course."
We both knew what that meant. Whatever was causing me to struggle was going to disappear. Jay had that wisdom that only comes through life experiences and aging. Has life taught you some valuable lessons? Then share them with others. Helping others over the obstacle they are facing is just one way we can be like Jesus.
Are You Having One Of Those Days?
Solomon says, "How delightful is a timely word!" Hopefully, this Pump Up will give you a lift today or maybe you have a Jay Pancake in your life. Give him or her a call or better yet, if they live close to you stop in and visit with them. They will know by the look on your face why you are there and they won't mind at all.
Be On The Lookout
One of the worse traps we can fall into in this life is thinking only about ourselves. As you travel around today be on the lookout for someone who could use a timely word. Be a Jay Pancake to someone today.
Follow the advice of Solomon either from the Message: Congenial conversation—what a pleasure! The right word at the right time—beautiful!
Or from the NASB - A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!
I guarantee you that there is someone in the world today who you will come in contact with that could use a timely word from you.
Think On These:
A friend is someone who believes in you. Even when you have ceased to believe in yourself.
No matter how good or bad your life is, wake up each morning and be thankful that you still have one.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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