Smartphones are so handy and helpful these days, aren’t they? Whether you want to check the weather, listen to music, watch videos, track your stocks or your workouts, you can do countless things on your smartphone. With all you can do on your smartphone these days, it’s kind of funny that we still call it a phone, as that seems to be the least used function of it.

With so many things you can do with your smartphone, have you ever thought about using it to encourage someone? How can you do this on your smartphone?

It’s as easy as doing these 3 steps below:

  1. Think of someone you know that could use encouragement in some way. It could be a friend, a sibling, neighbor, or co-worker. Whether you can think of someone or not, spend a few minutes praying that God would reveal who He would want you to text.
  2. encouragementWrite an encouraging text. This doesn’t have to be long. You can simply say, “I’m thinking of you today” or “Can I do anything for you today” or even, “How can I pray for you today?”. You could even use the Bible App to find a Bible verse to send. Once you have found a verse, copy it or create an image to send.
  3. Pray and then send the text. Before you send the text, say a prayer for that text that God would use it to encourage them or help them during the day.

Three easy steps. That’s it. By simply using your smartphone to text someone, you can give them some encouragement. 

Challenge for the Week:

Take a few minutes and pray, asking God to put someone on your heart to send a text message to. Then, write an encouragement, a thank you, a Bible verse, or ask how you can be praying for them. After you write your message, pray and hit send, and see what happens.

And the great thing about this is that you can do this daily. It doesn’t take that long. So take some time and text a few people something that will encourage them. Not only could it make a difference in someone else’s life that day, but I bet it will make a difference in your life as well, because you are thinking, praying, and encouraging someone else throughout the week.

– Tom

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