Now, let me tell you why. Jesus, our example, complimented people. When the centurion came to him, asking him to heal his servant, it would have been easy for Jesus to have just said, “Ok, done.” But that’s not what he did. He complimented the man, and praised him for his faith (Matthew 8:10). Not only did he do this, he did it publicly. And as that centurion walked away from his encounter with Jesus, just imagine how encouraged he must have been.
As disciples of Jesus, it is our life’s work to conform ourselves more and more into the image of Jesus. If Jesus complimented people, building them up and encouraging them, so should we! In fact, Paul said it ought to be something we pursue (Romans 14:19).
So how about it, will you accept the challenge? It will require so little investment in time, but it may pay eternal dividends! Who knows, by the end of 30 days, you may have formed a new and good habit!