It’s Friday and the word of the day is SHARE. The challenge is to write for 5 minutes, no editing.
The first thing that came to mind was Acts 2
44 And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. 45 They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. 46 They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity 47 all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.
I think we’ve lost much of this behaviour in our lives. Everything else in the world has become so important that we have forgotten to share our lives with others and thus we are not drawing others to Christ.
We need to not forsake the coming together with other believers. We need to share our feelings, our doubts , our fears, our failures with one another as Christians. We need to encourage one another and share what we have so that no one is struggling on their own. If we were doing this, unbelievers would see that there really is a difference in our lives and be drawn to salvation. That’s the way that they were adding to the church every day in the early church.
We need to come back to what’s important. Get away from the me-isms of the world and make our greatest concern be drawing all men to Christ. Caring for those who are lost, those who are sick, those who are in need.
These days, many think we can put all these things on the government. It is not the government’s job to care for the sick and the down and out. It is our job. It’s the church’s place to be reaching out to these.
Let’s work more toward making these our personal goals and not laying them on the government.