And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25
Three key principles for bringing out the best in others…
- Accept them for who they are.
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
- Place your trust in them.
Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own? Luke 16:10-12
Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” John 20:21
- Expect great things from them.
God hasn’t invited us into a disorderly, unkempt life but into something holy and beautiful—as beautiful on the inside as the outside. 1 Thessalonians 4:7 (The Message)