When we are teaching our kids to share, one of the concepts that we don't seem to convey well is how it's not a sad thing to share as you give something up, but that it is a great joy to share because we get to see the joy in someone else's life as they benefit from our generosity.
To share is a privilege, to share is valuable.
This weekend I got the privilege to share.
The idea of this blog is thoughts that will help us grow closer to God on a regular basis. I think the reality is that this is a process of a lifetime. We should always be striving to know God more. This past weekend I was extremely blessed. I got the exciting privilege of speaking at the Alive Youth Rally, that takes place yearly in Spartanburg, South Carolina. What a great event! It is amazing to see so many young people, passionately opening up to the God of the universe. Today as I think, and mentally analyze the weekend, a thought that comes to my mind was how much I was lifted up, by sharing the gospel.
Yes, I grew closer to God in the many hours that I spent preparing the messages. Hours spent in prayer, Bible study and reading. The blessing of seeing hundreds of youth come forward when a call was made. When a young person comes up to me and thanks me for speaking in a real manner to them. Or when people come forward to take part in the Lord's Supper as they accept Christ's covenant into their hearts. That is where the real blessing comes. In my few years of ministry, and my few years as a Christian I have descovered that nothing draws me closer to God, than sharing Him with others. There really is nothing better. So today I have a challenge for you. Share Him! You don't have to be a speaker, or an evangelist. Just show God's love to others. Some of the best sharing experiences that I remember where one on one, with people I have just met.
Prayer: Lord use me today, tomorrow and everyday, to share your gospel of love with others. Use me, to share your message so that others, and myself may grow closer to you. Help me to lift you up so that others may be drawn to you.
Read: Mark 10:29-31
Journal: What does this blessing entail? Is it earthly things or is it the greatest fulfillment one could recieve in their heart? Is your heart full today? When was the last time you shared Jesus with someone else?
How often do we wonder, "Where am I going? or What is my purpose?" In our day to day life, in our inner walk, many of us are looking for a purpose. You may be here because you want answers. You may be here because you truly want an Epic Walk. For whatever your reason, I am glad you are here. Read on. Enjoy our daily homework and hopefully, you can find more purpose, and begin an Epic Walk.