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Walk This Way: Share

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"Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality." (Romans 12:13)

What's amazing about this list from Romans 12 that describes how Christians live, how we follow after Jesus in all kind of practical ways, is that it doesn't explain anything. It's just one short, punchy command after another.

What does it mean for someone to be "in need"? What about needy people who are not Christians? How much of my money or food or stuff should I share? What if I'm not good at hospitality? What if I don't feel comfortable with people in my house or car or heart? What if I don't have a house or a car?

No answers; just do it.

It's a human trait to make things more complicated than they have to be. If you know of a Christian in need, share with them. Find a way to use your life and possessions to make other people feel at home. Thats' what Christians do. Period.

Think: Do you know any of God's people who are in need? What do you have that you could share with them? How soon could you make that happen?

Pray: Ask God to help you to share with God's people who are in need and to practice hospitality.

Do: Notice some Christians in your life who use practice hospitality really well and what difference it makes for those who receive it.

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