Everyone needs to be reminded that God creates us with a calling for each of our lives. Everyone is given gifts that need to be shared with the world.
You can be an agent of change in our world. You can empower anyone, no matter what age, to make a change in their life and to follow God’s call.next >
But Timothy’s worth you know, how like a son with a father he has served with me in the work of the gospel. I hope therefore to send him as soon as I see how things go with me.
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“Do you know how much he is worth?” I’ve always found that an interesting question. When we ask it, we usually are asking how much money someone has in the bank. Whether we intend it or not, we are equating money with how important a person might be.
In today's Scripture, Paul speaks of Timothy's great worth. So how is his value measured? Paul says his worth is measured by his service to the cause of Christ and Paul's ministry.
With what do we measure our worth? The size of our offering? The sports or activities to which we give our time? The neighborhood we live in? The friends we hang out with? As you begin a new school year, why not redefine your worth? Seek to make this a year in which the only thing that matters is how you serve your church and the cause of Christ!
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God, I do so much each day. Please help me to rid myself of those things that keep me from serving you. Help me to find my worth in those things that bring your presence to those who need to be encouraged by you. Amen.next >
It is easy to feel that we are not inspirational to others. However, each day we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to be agents of inspiration and change in the lives of others. How have you been empowered by the Holy Spirit to inspire someone else? How can you make a difference in the world today?
You have the gifts, the ability, and the Spirit of the Living God to inspire others.
Go! Be! Inspire!
Dale Tadlock is the associate pastor and minister to young adults and students at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, Virginia. He is currently serving as president of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Youth Ministry Network. He is married to Laura and they have two daughters, Elizabeth and Lindsay.
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