Words are powerful. Words that tear down are devastating and life changing. Words that lift up are empowering and life giving. We should be quick to encourage each other in our endeavors to live for God, yet often criticism flows off our lips easier. Why is this the case? We must be intentional and compassionate to each other to stop, notice, and encourage each other – to uplift and give courage to our brothers and sisters as we journey together through a dark and evil age towards the Kingdom of God.