Connections that Count |March 04, 2021
We first looked at patterns that help to resist what undermines our faith and identity. Tuesday, we explored how we can have habits to be present and embrace God day to day. Today we move toward practicing life-giving rhythms with those around us.
19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you. 20 I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare. 21 For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.
- What sets Timothy apart in in this passage?
- Paul wrote Philippians while he was in prison for sharing the gospel. What impact did Timothy have on Paul’s own life?
- What would it look like for you to have someone like Timothy in your life? What would it look like for you to be someone like Timothy in someone else’s life?
Whether Timothy was with Paul or the local church community he practiced a presence of authentic care. Whoever he was with, they knew he cared about their welfare. Being a presence of genuine concern can sometimes “just happen”, but often it is very intentional. Timothy decided who he needed to come alongside to be present in showing care and concern. As a part of establishing life giving rhythms this week, decide to meet once per week with someone you can show genuine care and concern.
Lord, thank you for the gift of community! That you formed us into a people who are to reflect your love to one another. Give me eyes to go beyond the surface and love those around me with genuine concern. Bring to my heart someone you would like me to meet with each week. May your love be on display in my genuine love and concern.
TobyMac – Speak Life