I am not a fan of getting up in front of people and sharing my thoughts or teaching from Scripture. It’s not a favorite of mine. I don’t mind sharing one on one, or writing out my thoughts and letting others read them (but I don’t want to be sit there and see their reaction).
Lately God has been teaching me some interesting truths from Scripture that are challenging me to look at my life slightly differently and be willing to share more. Ephesians 1:16-23 (well, the entire chapter really) are amazing. They build me up, but at the same time feel like this huge charge to live up to. God has given His children the privilege of knowing Him and enlightened my heart to see Truth from Him. It’s humbling and overwhelmingly wonderful all at the same time. He gave His church a great, “inheritance in the saints.” So the enlightening that He has given to each person ought to be shared. I am not sure if all of this is the author’s intent or not. I was just convicted and struck with the fact that God wants us to share with others what we know of Him.
I need others to walk alongside me in life and tell me what God is revealing to them and I need to do the same for others. Even when I don’t feel as though I have anything profound to share, God is at work. The same power that raised Christ from the dead is accessible to me. I have an intimate relationship with the greatest source of wisdom, power, and love in the universe. How am I handling that privilege/responsibility? Do I keep it to myself? Do I allow others to speak truth into my life? Do I ask them to? Do I receive it with humility? Do I share it with gentleness?
I desperately need others to walk in the steps of Truth with me. I am blessed to have that. It’s not because it’s what I need. It’s the way that God designed people, and how He designed His Church.