Barnabas Award

by adustyframe ~ January 19th, 2010

I was praying about some things about this blog and I thought about an Award. I didn’t want it to be cheesy and I didn’t want to do it “just to do it”.

Then I thought about Barnabas and how he stood in the gap and encouraged Paul. Barnabas commended Paul to the believers when they were afraid to accept him and his conversion. Barnabas was also known for giving.

Acts 11:23 says about him,

“Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.”

I have a LOT of Barnabas type people in my life and so I decided to make it an award.

If you receive a Barnabas award it’s because you’re an encourager and I want you to share it with anyone who is your encourager.

I’m not going to put rules on it for how many you have to tag–just share it with whomever encourages you.


*Link back to the person who gave you the award.

*Use my graphic (leaving my blog address on it)

*Share it with anyone who encourages you whether or not their blog is “spiritual”.

*Share this explanation

“Barnabas worked with the Apostle Paul.

We remember him for his encouragement and generosity. In this spirit, I’d like to let you know that you are a Barnabas in my life. Thank you!”

I am going to pass mine out little by little because so many of you are blessings in my life.

Mama Hen at Long Days Short Years she’s been commenting here and she always leaves me encouraged.

Miss Rachel at A City On  A Hill I met Miss Rachel while I was a Gleaning the Harvest family.

Sally at Sally’s Musings If I told you how much of an encouragement Sally is to me, I’d have to write a book!

**I’ve shared this award with other friends in the past. You can see who I find encouraging here.


4 Thoughts Shared to Barnabas Award

  1. Jen B

    I just wrote a post about being a Barnabas!

  2. Miss Rachel

    oh how sweet of you, Mrs. Lizzie Dear. 🙂 I am very glad that I was able in some way to encourage you. I’m very happy we were able to help you at GTH and to get to know you personally. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you. 🙂

    many blessings to you and to yours, Mrs. Lizzie Dear.

    blessings – Rachel

  3. Sally

    Thnak you Lizzie for the Barnabas Award.
    You are a person who I enjoy encouraging and in turn I appreciate the encouagement you have been and continue to be to me also.

  4. MamaHen

    Thank you so much! You encourage me so much and I love to read your new posts.

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