Updated: Nov 20, 2019

Wednesday's Word of Encouragement...


transitive verb

car·​ry | \ ˈker-ē , ˈka-rē\

1: to move while supporting


"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

~Phil. 1:3-6 NIV

This definition of “carry” is a powerful description of what someone in “partnership” should be doing. There are many ways to partner with someone - in business, ministry, organization, marriage… - but all healthy partnerships should have partners who “carry” - move while supporting - the other person.

“Carry” does not portray someone who is overloaded or burdened from another person’s work, but rather a person who can still “move while supporting” another person. “Move while supporting” tells us that we can still move forward the plans that God has for us while we support the plans God has for someone else.

Knowing this we can bENCOURAGEd to help each other be Inspired, be Productive, and be Fulfilled!

How can you partner with someone to help their God-given dreams take off?

This should not be a burden, but a blessing - look for ways you can “move while supporting” other people. Here are a few ideas to help you get started…

Carry a talent that saves time

  • Help them design a website

  • Send them an email with researched topics for a project they are working on

  • Offer to come to a job site and do manual labor for an hour or afternoon

Carry a gift that meets a need

  • Sow a financial seed with no strings attached

  • Give a tool or object that would make things easier for current work

  • Buy or loan a book on the topic of a dream someone is pursuing

Carry a thought that inspires

  • Mail a letter of encouragement

  • Call and leave a motivating message

  • Look them in the eyes and tell them - “You can do this! Do not give up! I believe in you!”

When we “carry” in partnership with others we will bENCOURAGEd Today!

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