Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mending of Lives

"Older women, likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers, at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored" (Titus 2:3-5, NASB). 

In business marketing and human resources articles, often you can find extensive research on generational differences. It is important for companies to learn about who they are marketing to and about how to work together as a team. As believers, we know we are united as the church based on our faith in Christ. So, how can we help people who are different from us?

What has God taught you so far in your walk with Him? Whether it be large or small truths you are learning, you can share these with younger believers. We can build these relationships on love. We can live out God's truths and share with younger ones how God has taught us to walk by faith.

Do you have ideas on how to share with and how to connect different generations? It doesn't have to be a formal appointment. Whether it's going to the grocery store with someone, volunteering with them, or sending them an encouraging email or text message, we can pray God shows us ways we can help someone younger know Him more. It may take time to build relationships like that, but it's worth it.

Lord, help us be a people who help encourage younger ones along in this walk of faith we have with You. Help this to be part of the heartbeat in the body of Christ, so that others will know You more. Amen.

Study based on the workbook HeartCall: Women Sharing God's Heart (Jaye Martin, 1999).