New International Version (NIV)
24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Today’s scripture stresses the importance of maintaining healthy relationships. God places people in our lives at certain times, not only for us to encourage them but also for them to encourage us. Before we become set on finding fault in our neighbor, we should ask ourselves, “What is God up to now?” You may be shocked to find out that the person sitting next to you has just the right words to keep you motivated and to help you get to your next level.
Dear Father: We thank you on this day that we have freedom to you through your son Christ Jesus. We ask you to search our heart and mind and remove any negativity or limited thinking that may delay your plan and purpose for our life. Father, we pray for our neighbors and ask that you bless them in a mighty way today. We pray that we are able to recognize their goodness and we strive to be an encouragement to others and not a discouragement. Lord on this day, we are so grateful for our relationships and we place them in your loving care. This is our pray to you, in Jesus name. Amen.