Be sure YOUR Praise Report is published in our Encourager by following these simple guidelines.
Below are the 10 Guidelines our Minister Selection Team uses in sorting through the many Praise Reports we get.
By following these simple guidelines you can be assured that YOUR Praise Report will be selected thus—becoming an Encouraging Woman!
Ministers: Here are important reminders to keep in mind when selecting PRs for our blogs or web pages:
- The PR keeps our RMIEW members and Encourager Readers policies, that it is in accordance with His truths we are learning here and what RMIEW believes and stands for.
- The PR is focusing on the Lord as our Husband—NOT on the earthly husband or ex-husband.
- The PR is NOT a "praise" that causes anyone to focus on what could be their "addiction" or "obsession"— which is most often their EH "earthly husband", their marriage and/or their restoration. Watch for repeating EH throughout PR.
- The PR should focus on the LORD: what HE has become or is becoming to the woman, what HE has done for her that day or over the past week, and lifts HIM up.
- The way to discern when a PR is excellent is to think of the women who get Encouragers with all the other "junk mail" they get each morning; will this PR set the right frame of mind for them to start their day Encouraged to foster a relationship with Him?
- Be sure the PR is not in the form of a devotional, speaking to the Lord directly in their PR and falling under the principle of Matthew 6.
- EASY, LIGHT and Encouraging them to know Him in a personal way is what we want to post or use in our Encouragers.
- The PR must also not be too vague where it leaves the reader confused regarding what the person is talking about. Like this PR posted prior to our Guidelines. Heather leaves the reader confused: Burden Lifted through Praise. Here is one of many emails we received as a result."I didn't like this PR so much. It seemed too weird and made me feel uncomfortable. But the main reason is that she never said what it was that she needed prayer for, and this sort of PR just seems to leave me confused and makes me (or would make someone) stop reading them.
- The PR cannot be used if it is basically filled with details, such as: the amount something was paid for, specific dates (so the PR does not appear outdated when we use it two to three months later), which leads to our final guideline.
- PLEASE NOTE: Because we work ahead to make sure our newsletters, the PR you submit TODAY will not be used until 2-3 full MONTHS later. If your Praise Reports is focusing on any holiday, it will be saved and posted the following year. THANK YOU!
"And I, if I am lifted up, will draw all people to Myself.” John 12:32