Friday, October 3, 2014

The Gift of the Goose

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This week I was watching a news feature about snow geese getting ready to fly south for the winter.
It reminded me of a book I read some time ago called “Gung Ho!” 
In the book, authors Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles write about the “gift of the goose”.  
The gift of the goose is the power of encouragement or cheering each other on.  Geese in a group are always “honking” at one another and telling each other that things are not just good but great. Confidence is conveyed when others around you are honking for you.  
Unfortunately, jealousy, envy, pride, comparisons, unforgiveness, and bitterness get in the way and encouraging honks rarely come from our beaks replaced often unfortunately with gossip and negative talk.
The Apostle Paul writing to the church at Ephesus says, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29-32  Are you letting ANY unwholesome talk come out of your mouth? Are you ONLY speaking encouraging words?  Practice having the “gift of the goose”?
Be an encourager today with your family. Be an encourager today at your workplace. Be an encourager today online in your posts.  Be an encourager this Sunday as you gather with your church family.
Hopefully these daily honks I post each weekday are an encouragement to you.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,

  • Roger Cooper will be speaking/singing this Sunday in our Worship Center Services at 8:30am & 10am

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