You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry.” Ps. 10:17

Be An Encourager

To encourage means to inspire or give hope. Every one of us needs encouragement round the clock, especially in the times that we live in today. God, our Father, takes the time to observe, listen and hear the inner cries of our hearts and steps up to encourage us. In such moments He does not condemn or rebuke us; instead, He gently inspires and walks us through a path to victory. Having just celebrated Father’s Day, I have not been very intentional in my role as an encourager to my family, church, etc. It is easier to see people’s faults, criticize and instruct them on what is right, but that is not necessarily encouragement. To encourage someone, I must step into the person’s shoes, be humble and gentle, and with much empathy, help to fern out the dying fire in the person. If we fathers could intentionally be encouragers, those under our care and sphere of influence would flourish better. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!



  • Rev. Sunday Bwanhot

    Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is a missionary to America serving with SIM/ECWA. He is an Economist by profession and has worked as a Statistician with Kaduna State Government. He later pioneered and managed the Challenge Press of ECWA in Jos before God’s call to pioneer the Prayer Ministry of ECWA in Jos, Nigeria. In 1993, God called him to Chicago as a missionary and has been serving there since 1995 to date. Currently, he pastors ECWA Chicago which he planted and serves as the Chairman of the ECWA USA District Church Council. Loves being a grandpa of 8 grandchildren and enjoys writing.

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