Barnabas Award 2.27.2020

“And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.”
– Acts 4:36-37 KJV

Dear, Lord! How Encouraging You are! You are my Consolation! Every day! How blessed I am to be Yours! Thank You for thinking of me and whispering my name to Charity of Confessions and Thoughts of a Reluctant Preacher’s Daughter to nominate me for The Barnabas Award. Bless her and her blog, Lord! ❤

Thank you, Charity, for nominating for The Barnabas Award! Your name is very fitting! You are filled with love for others! I am blessed that you have shared with me! 🙂
May the Lord continue to bless you and your blog! Me and God love you! ❤BARNABAS AWARDHere are the guidelines:

– Thank the person who nominated you and share their blog.
– Think of five bloggers that encourage and inspire you and nominate them.
– List five things about yourself.
– Answer the questions you got asked.
– Lastly, ask your nominees five questions. Why five? Because it is the number that signifies grace.

“You have been chosen for this recognition because of the encouragement and inspiration you bring to your readers.”

5 Things About Me

1. I love my Abba Father! ❤
2. I love my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! ❤
3. I love my Holy Comforter! ❤
4. I love God’s Holy Word! ❤
5. I love God’s hymns! ❤

Charity’s Question for Me

1. What inspires the topics you write about on your blog?
The love of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! ❤

2. Who is the person that encourages you the most?
My precious Holy Spirit ❤

3. What Bible verse inspires you the most?
I have so many! I love God’s word! But the one He currently brings to mind is the one above regarding Barnabas because I have been told by so many that I am a Barnabas.

“And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.”
– Acts 4:36-37 KJV

I first did not understand what that meant and was told that it meant I was an Encourager. When I later read God’s word referring to Barnabas as the son of Consolation, that touched me so because many need encouragement and consoling. If the Lord gives me even a small part in encouraging one or consoling one, praise His Holy name! ❤

4. Who was your mentor growing up?
I wasn’t really much of a “hero” kind of child. The closest anyone came to being anything like a mentor to me would have been my granddad who died when I was 8, and then my dad. In my teenage years I had a few teachers who made it a point to mentor me. I am grateful to God for each one!

5. As a blogging community, how can we encourage one another more?
Communicating our love for God!
Communicating God’s love to one another!
Patience and kindness to one another.

My Questions for My Nominees

  1. Do you know how much God loves you?
  2. What is a fond childhood memory that comes to mind?
  3. What encourages you?
  4. How do you console others?
  5. How does the love of God encourage and console you?


Holly of Wholeness Haven
Bee Love of It’s All About Love
Caz of Invisibly Me
Hazel of Pure Glory
Jacquie of Joy Cottage

Praise the Lord for each one of you and many more! Thank you for allowing God to use you to encourage me and console me! God’s blessings to me through others is endless… just like His great love!
He is the greatest Encourager and Consoler of all!

Me and God love you! ❤

16 thoughts on “Barnabas Award 2.27.2020

  1. Oh precious Gail, what an encouragement and blessing you are! I am deeply grateful to have ‘met you’ and to call you family in Christ! 🤗

    I am so grateful for your thoughtfulness in nominating me for the Barnabas award. I am humbled you would think of me and am encouraged by your support! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I don’t typically do award posts, but even if I don’t, please know that I am touched by your heart.

    I adore your 5 about me answers. Amen! Holy Spirit is the most precious gift we have. When we are someone who knows what it is to be without the support and love of others people (as you & I both do!), Holy Spirit has been right there keeping us, encouraging us, holding us and calling us His most beloved friend!

    I praise God for His call and anointing on your life. You make a difference every single day in the lives of those you meet and those who come here to read your posts. GOD BLESS YOU sweet sister Gail.

    Sending all my love to you this day and always. Make God make His face to shine upon you, soothe you with His healing balm and encourage you with the joy only Abba can give! 🙏🏼

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    1. PTL! Holly, my cup runneth over! ❤
      Thank you for such generous words. Crowns to lay at His feet! I am so thankful for the Holy Spirit and His sweet whispers! Even His clear Ahems. 😉
      I am so grateful He allowed me to know Him, to hear Him, to love Him, to share Him, and to serve Him.
      What a beautiful gift He has given me in your friendship… in being family with you in Christ! Thank you again,
      May the Lord bless you with all that He hopes for you! He loves you so much! And so do I, Sister! ❤

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  2. Congratulations on the well-deserved award, and thank you so much for the sweet nomination! And for the record, I think you do a wonderful job as a Barnabas, giving support, encouragement and strength to others  ♥
    I hope this week treats you kindly, Gail xxxx

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    1. PTL! Thank you, Caz! You are faithful to encourage and console, and even make me laugh a little. Smiles are good medicine.
      May you find kindness throughout your week as well. Praying for you as often as the Lord allows dear friend! Me and God love you! ❤

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