Gaius’s way is God’s way.
And it can be our way. When we selflessly refuse to look out just for ourselves or our own property, we give God the freedom to prosper our souls. When we serve, in whatever capacity we find, not only do we empower others for ministry, we receive the benefit of knowing we have obeyed our loving Father.
Sometimes we hold back on service for fear that we can only take care of ourselves. Our own pressing needs and those of our family force us to try to keep something in reserve. Or we become so used up by the busyness of our lives that it seems we have virtually nothing left over.
I’ve learned, however, the very answer for our own impoverished souls may be to offer whatever we have left to someone else. We may need to be like the Old Testament widow, down…
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