Shared not Inherited

2011-10-29 14.00.43

I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and I am persuaded , now lives in you also. 2 Timothy 1:5

Faith is not something you inherit but it is something you share. God has given you special gifts for special tasks – do you believe this? I hope so! Paul encouraged Timothy to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you (1 Tim. 1:6). He declares His Word to be like fire, God breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so you are thoroughly equipped for every good work! (Jer. 23:29, 2 Tim. 3:16-17)

What do you face today? 1 Chron. 9 tells of people entrusted with certain jobs… verse 22 says, The gatekeepers had been assigned to their positions of trust… verse 26 says, four principal gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the responsibility for the rooms and treasuries in the house of God… verse 31 says, A Levite named Mattithiah, the first born son of Shallum the Korahite, was entrusted with the responsibility for baking the offering bread. So whether it was gate keeping, guarding the rooms and treasuries, or baking bread, God was entrusting them with a job He specifically equipped them to do. No job is too small or insignificant if it has been handed to you by the King of kings.

In your business today, caring for little’s, washing dishes, doing laundry… if He has entrusted you with a task it is significant; an opportunity to grow your faith and SHARE it with others. Timothy (insert own name), guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith. 1 Timothy 6:20 Don’t let your torch of faith die with you; it will not be inherited it must be intentionally shared in the way you think, speak and act. Go boldly today into that which He has equipped and entrusted you specifically with, in order to share your faith with a dying world!

We don’t go alone, Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you – guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. 2 Timothy 1:14 Let’s not take lightly the big and the small that comes our way today; His purpose is to make known the gospel of Jesus, so Lord please empower all to share freely the gift of faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior that You have entrusted to us.

Independent Read: 2 Timothy 3:14-15, Colossians 3:17,23, John 3:16

 

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