Part of the job of a disciple of Jesus is to build up and support other Christians in their walk with God. Sadly, if lifting and encouraging others is not a talent that comes naturally to us, this can be a challenge. Of course, in such a situation, it is wise to remember that God does not ask us to outwork anything he does not provide to us first. Although, a little guidance from others in the Christian community like you will find in the post below, doesn't hurt either!
Don't judge them.
It is easy to judge others. In fact, sometimes, we do this so quickly that it is automatic. However, the Bible warns us that judging others is terrible practice. In fact, one reason for this is because judging someone creates a barrier between you that can make a loving relationship that much harder. After all, if we hold negative judgments, then emotions like anger and even fear will become involved.
Additionally, the Bible suggests that by judging others, we are raising ourselves up into a God-like position. Unfortunately, we do so without having access to the motivations behind the person's actions. Something that only God has, and so is likely to lead to inaccurate or false judgments, which will serve only to tear others down rather than building them up.
Do support key stages on their walk with God.
Next, if you want to lift up your fellow Christians, supporting them as they hit the critical stages with their walk with God is an excellent idea. Of course, that means being there for them as they attend their first service or gathering, as well as outside of Church. In case they have any questions or worries, they need assistance with.
It also means being there to support them when they make the decision to get baptized and commit their lives to God. In fact, some people even choose to give gifts to commemorate this important step. Such as fancy bibles or religious jewelry like the pieces you can get from this website and others like it. While others opt to throw parties after the baptism service to celebrate, support, and welcome the new Christian into the fold.
Don't gossip about them to others.
Within the Christian community, you will find a real sense of trust and togetherness. Now that isn't to say that everyone will always get on, and agree with others' decisions. However, despite this, it is imperative not to give in to the temptation to gossip and spread the private news of others around.
In fact, doing so can be harmful is so many ways. The first is that it can create lots of opportunity for judgment and rejection. Both things that we wish to stay away from as Christians. Additionally, breaking trust in this way is also something that can hurt the person doing it as well. With this in mind, if you want to build up other Christians, be sure not to gossip about them behind their backs. Instead, forgive them or offer loving and constructive criticism if you think they are falling into sin.
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