Active in Growing

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Today's reading: 2 Timothy 1:5-7

Whenever 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. He tells him to be focused on 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."

If you look up the word "fan" in the thesaurus, some of the synonyms you'll find are stimulate, provoke, increase, fuel, and encourage. So I reread verse 6, substituting each of these words in place of the word "fan." This little exercise helped me understand and embrace the prompting to be active even better.

How are you fanning—stimulating, provoking, increasing, fueling, encouraging—your relationship and walk with God? How does actively and intentionally pursuing a growing relationship with God impact your desire to share Christ with others? Tami

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Reading my Bible and praying will allow the Holy Spirit to show me my sins,will tell me how much the Lord Jesus loves me and wants to be with me all the time and will put a desire in my heart to want to obey Him and what He says in His Word which is to share the good news to everyone.

Too often I read the Bible and pray and become stagnate and indifferent and get in a rut,but I need to get a kindle of fire (flame)in me that will stir me up to desire to share the Good News to everyone I know or meet.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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