Ever since you were little, you’ve been taught to share. Whether it was your favourite toy or someone telling you that your friend is your guest and you should let them have first pick, you’ve been told your whole life, “You’re supposed to share.” When you get older you teach the children around you to share – it’s simply the right thing to do. The question is, do you still practise what you preach?
It’s a simple concept but I think one we have a hard time carrying out. We say we want to impact the world for Christ but aren’t sure how. Perhaps we have known the answer all along. Maybe it’s as simple as sharing.
“Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practise hospitality.”
(Romans 12:13 NIV)
“For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.
Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!'”
(Matthew 25:35-40 NLT)
I read an interesting stat that claimed that the seven wealthiest people in the world could completely wipe out world hunger (yes – only seven people!), so imagine what the 2.1 billion Christians on earth could do if we just shared with those in need. Isn’t that incredible?!
So I want to challenge you to start making a difference & find ways to share with those in need. Perhaps it is your time, your resources or your money. Think of a specific need of someone you know. How do you think you would feel in that situation? Now think of some creative ways to “share” with that person.
“And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.”
(Hebrews 13:16 NLT)