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  1. Good morning. Thank you for sharing this devotional. I appreciate this beautiful reminder of celebrating one another. As a freelance proofreader who used to do proofreading full time, I have an editor’s heart too. I am also writing my first book. I know this is reminder from God he sees me. It is a joy to be celebrated and to celebrate one another. Thank you for this wonderful and beautiful reminder. God bless you!

  2. I believe not cheering each other on is a sin of not being content with what God has given me. He is trustworthy & faithful to lavish each of us with what is best for each of us. To be jealous of another insults God’s good design for each of us. Success for 1 is not given at the expense of another. We are given a choice to shrink our trust in God’s goodness & not share each other’s joys or expand our understanding of His faithfulness & cheer each other along. The same is true for sharing each other’s burdens. It is God Himself that enables us to weep with those who weep. Shrinking away from other’s pain does not protect us from feeling our own. Sharing makes us all stronger. Praise God He gives us each other to point us to Himself, cheer each other on & share the tears! Thank you for this challenging & encouraging devotional. Blessings, sister!

    • Ruth ~

      Your comments are always SPOT ON.
      Don’t laugh, but I have started a journal book titled, Ruth’s wisdom!

  3. Thank you for writing this. So well said. We are not in all things to jealous of someone else’s doing well. We are to cheer them on and be glad they did well. Especially if we didn’t do as well as them. God is teaching us to be pleased with them and not let it get to us they did well if we didn’t. Something’s in life people do better than us we do better in things than them. We are all different we are not let the Jealousy of them get to us. As if we do it will only eat us up. God does not want that. Yes it hard to think of you put all your hard work into do what your doing and it didn’t come out as you expected. Then another person does it better theirs sounds better than yours. As you are only going to if you let it get to let it eat you up. I done that in the past over things. God showed me you did your best you tired and God loves a trier. Be proud of yourself for a least trying. Be pleased and don’t let the Jealousy get the better of you. Be pleased for the person who did it better than you. As the Jealousy will only eat you up. Be happy you tried your best. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

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    I won’t say I stumbled across this website, Believe its meant to have happened this morning. I’ve often considered telling my story by via A “My” (Book) Am I In The Right Place, Is The True Question

  5. Grace,

    If encouraging someone is countercultural then count me in! I cheer people on all the time. Working at a large teaching hospital we often have student RNs. The other day one student was hesitant to do something new. I told her she could do it. You’ve got this. I’m always encouraging & thanking people for what they do. My thought is that we are all in this together. God has gifted each of us with different talents. We should use them to His glory & be happy when others succeed. In that we can participate in the joy God has for us all.

    Blessings 🙂

  6. This was meant for me today! I just came from a Bible Study where the topic was celebrating! One of the things that wasn’t mentioned was celebrating each other! I like that idea! We talked about celebrating the small victories! God is faithful! I had searched some of these devotionals on the weekend and somehow missed this one that went right along with our study! God’s timing was perfect for me to find it today and confirm the message from this morning! God Bless you all!

  7. The devotional and the comments are all so helpful, insightful and thought provoking. One thought I had for when we find ourselves struggling to rejoice with our sister in her success is about our journey of maturing in Christ. I’m not where I was, but I’m also not where I know my sweet Jesus wants me to be. Admitting to God is the second step after we face it ourselves. Sometimes we are much harder on ourselves than anyone else would be. The more I know God the Creator, the more I want to tell him where I am lacking so he can love me through it and I can keep growing in Him.