February 24, 2010

The Barney Project

A few weeks ago in our small group we were all challenged with "The Barney Project."  I thought I'd share it with you and challenge you too!  It comes straight from Acts 4:36:
"...there was Joseph, the one the apostles nicknamed Barnabus (which means "Son of Encouragement")."
Joseph was renamed Barnabus because he lived a lifestyle of encouragement.  The challenge is to start with two weeks (maybe just two days), and try to live a lifestyle of encouragement with everyone around you.

Here are a few more scriptures to chew over before starting the challenge:

  • Proverbs 12:25 "...An encouraging word cheers a person up."
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11 "...So encourage each other and build each other up..."
  • Ephesians 4:29 "...Let everything you say be good and helpful so that your words will be an encouragement..."
Good luck ladies!  I'm starting by focusing with those I'm around most... my children and husband, then family and friends, and cashiers in the grocery store, even those tele-marketing calls... why not?!  Let's show everyone God's grace the Barney-way

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