Godly Gals ~ Real Women, Real Life, Real Faith: Janet Harllee ~ Be An Encourager

Be An Encourager
By: Janet Harllee

As women we wear so many different hats. Sometimes life can be more discouraging than encouraging. We need some words of encouragement!

Someone in the Bible who is known for being an encourager is Barnabas, Son of Encouragement.

Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.

And Joses (Joseph), who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet. Acts 4:34-37

Barnabas sold his land and gave the money to meet the needs of others. He was an encourager to believers at a time when they needed one after Jesus’ death and resurrection. Barnabas kept reminding them of their relationship with God, how great He is, and all that He has done.

He risked his life for believers by befriending Saul, a hater of believers. Barnabas did it to bring believers together.

Barnabas was someone who could be trusted.

He recognized and encouraged the potential in others – he saw Paul’s gifts on their missionary journey’s together and steps back for Paul to take on the leadership.

For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith. Acts 11:24

Barnabas lived and walked with God every day. He leaned on Him. He was full of faith. Wow! A great example for us today!

To Be An Encourager:

1. Be a gracious giver – time, talent, money

2. Give the gift of friendship and an encouraging word – there is someone who needs a friend today

3. Share God’s love and grace with others

4. Lift up, build up the spirit of others – recognize their gifts
Whatever hat you are wearing, keep steadfast in your faith! Be encouraged by the Word of God! Know that He is with you always guiding your path!

“Need encouragement? With so much unrest in the world today, Jesus is the greatest friend and encourager you’ll ever know.” – Janet Harllee

Accomplished storyteller, Christian speaker, writer combining humor, story, and faith in this changing world today. God wants us to encourage & uplift each other. I combine humor, story, & song through a character, Mitsy Lou Puppernickel from Frog Holler. She uses humor, song, and stories of her zany family to inspire & uplift your spirit! Performs at conferences, women’s events, churches, businesses/organizations.

You can find out more about Janet here;

http://www.youtube.com/user/7MITSYLOU http://www.justacloserstumble.blogspot.com


Janet, thank you so much for reminding us just how important it is to be an encourager. We can all take some time to encourage those we love and those around us. Plus…when we do it with love and sprinkle a little fun in with it there’s sure to be JOY all around!

Each of us women has an opportunity…every day…to make a difference in the lives of those around us. We are Real Women, Real Life, Real Faith in action and I would (and so would my friends) love to hear all about what God is showing you in your everyday, ordinary life.

Consider sending in something for the Godly Gals series.

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Just send me an email to melsworldministry {at} gmail {dot} com and I’ll send you a copy of the submission guidelines and answer any questions you might have.

I can’t wait to see what comes next!

Have a great day! ~ Melissa

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