Have you ever watched toddlers play together? The most common word used is “Mine.” in their immaturity, they haven’t learned the benefit of sharing with others. God Word says to Share Your Life. Paul and Timothy were excellent examples of investing in the churches they ministered to, and those people became dear to them. Don’t miss out on one of the most significant benefits we can get by being unwilling to share.
“We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.”
Paul and Timothy invested in the people in whom they ministered. They would teach the people and share the Gospel, but after that, they shared their lives with them because they loved them. Sharing their lives means that they lived amongst them and got to know them. They became so dear to Paul and Timothy that it was hard leaving when they had to go to the next city.
Join the Community
Our walk with Christ isn’t just learning a bunch of information and then trying to apply it. We are part of the church, which is a community of people who invest in one another. We get to know one another and are there for them when they are struggling. It is much more enjoyable when we walk the path of faith with others.
Share Your Life
Share your life with other people. Give others the blessing of knowing you and benefitting from your gifts and abilities. Give without the thought of getting anything in return because the Lord sees your investment. Not everyone is going to accept it or treat us right, but if we don’t try, we will never know the joy of finding those true brothers and sisters who bless us. As Garth Brooks says in his song; “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained.”