Be Enlarged To Give Yourself To Others – 1 Timothy 4:12

Listen to the Word of God for you in 1 Timothy 4:12. “Be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity” (NKJV). And in Titus 2:7. “In everything set them an example by doing what is good.”

Living for Christ is the overflow of living in Christ, loving as He loved, caring as He cared for people, being His hands, feet, and heart. Be blessed with being an example as you serve others. Find what God wants you to do and do it, led by Him. Be blessed with open eyes to opportunities to be about your Father’s business. Know with your spirit which opportunities have your name on them. Be blessed to know when to be a part of God’s divine appointments in other lives.

Listen to what Paul said to his Christian brothers in Philippians 2:17. “If I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.” Be blessed with being poured out wine and broken bread to the tired and desperate, the thirsty and hungry, the hopeless and traumatized. Be blessed with empathy and passion, spending yourself to lift up the hurting and unfortunate. Be a measure of strength to those who are in hard times. Be infused with courage and boldness from God’s Spirit in all difficulties. Be blessed to dwell in the brightness of God’s presence so you can reflect His sunshine in dark places of loss and uncertainty.

Hear the Word of God for you in 2 Timothy 2:2. “The things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” Be blessed in the stewardship that God has given you in 2 Timothy 2:2 to be a relay of truth. Be blessed as you pass on the baton of truth to faithful disciples who will multiply the message. Faithfully nurture and equip God’s people. Hear from God who you are and what He has given you to do. Be blessed to fulfill it to the utmost.

Jesus said to his Father, “I have brought you glory here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do” (John 17:4). Be blessed with that being your testimony, that you have fulfilled everything your Father gave you to do and completed His work.

Be blessed in the name of the One who was always about His Father’s business.


Taken from You Are Blessed In The Names Of God, page 94,
© 2008 Sylvia Gunter. www.thefathersbusiness.com

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