Taking responsibility, and sharing all good things

21st February 2017

GALATIANS 6 v. 4 – 6
‘Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else,
for each one should carry their own load.
Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.’

Paul recognises that our discipleship is our own responsibility – each one of us should carry our own cross – we are there to support and encourage one another, but at the end of the day, we are responsible for our own actions and our own growth in holiness. How are we doing?
We should not be caught up in comparing ourselves to others – this is often detrimental to our development and growth, and creates jealousies or bitterness.
Paul encourages us to show gratitude to those who open God’s word up to us, teach and urge us on in our faith.
How might we grow that as a good habit?

PRAYER
Heavenly Father,
help me to grow ‘in You’,
to become more like Christ each day,
tending to my own discipleship,
my journey deeper in faith
and in living the adventure.
And all for Your glory,
and for the greater impact
of Your kingdom on earth
here and now.
AMEN.

CHALLENGE
In taking responsibility for your own discipleship, what might be your next stage(s)? What do you need to take you to the next level as a follower of Jesus?
In ‘sharing all good things’ with those who have taught you the faith, what will you do to show your gratitude with those who continue to influence your faith?

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