To Edify means to instruct and improve especially in moral and religious knowledge. I use to think it was the same as being a person who encourages other. I chose to encourage others and give them positive feedback to try to add positively to their day. Why not take a moment out of your day to encourage another, to show them what they do matters.
11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
But to edify you must be making an effort to instruct someone with the idea you are adding to their knowledge and understanding of a moral or religious topic. My wife and I are enjoying our fourth years leading the middle school Sunday School class at our church. We try to mold the young minds based on bible principles as we were taught by those before us.
We are fortunate in that the majority of our students come from strong Christian homes and we are merely supplementing the work of the parents, who should be the primary teachers. Of course we have some students from not so solid circumstances and this may be the main opportunity to put the Word of God into their young minds.
We consider it a privilege to share God’s love and teaching with all kids, whether in our class, in the Children’s Church class or during Vacation Bible School. I have even had the blessing of teaching kids at a tutor center in the Central American country of Belize. The opportunities are endless and we must be aware and ready to share all the time.