Active In Growing
Today's reading: 2 Timothy 1:5-7
Every time I read the first few verses of 2 Timothy 1, I'm drawn to the unique wording Paul uses in verse 6 to encourage Timothy to be focused and active about growing his relationship with God and, in turn, reaching out and impacting the world around him as a representative for God.
"I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God . . ."
I looked up the word "fan" in the thesaurus and here are a few of the words I found: stimulate, provoke, increase, fuel, encourage. I then re-read verse 6 substituting each of these words in place of the word "fan" which helped me understand and embrace the prompting to be active even better.
So how are you fanning--stimulating, provoking, increasing, fueling, encouraging--your relationship and walk with God? How does being active about getting to know God better impact your desire to share Christ with others? Tami
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