Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it — because it does.
The Reflection Scripture begins with an encouragement to move. What in your life have you gone after? Education? Skill? Marriage? Material possessions? What did you do to get it? How hard did you try?
Are you doing the same to love God and others? What would it look like for you to “go after love as if your life depended on it”?
Give yourselves to the gifts God gives you.
Make a list of three gifts or talents God has given you. When did you first recognize the gift? Does it look different today than ten years ago? Have you taken the time to practice or improve the gift? How?
Is there a gift you are reluctant to use? to give yourself to? Why?
How could you share your gifts in the pursuit of loving others?
Most of all, try to proclaim his truth.
Imagine wrapping your gifts in a beautiful package and presenting them to God. Ask God to show you How to share your gifts to proclaim His truth.
Read 1Timothy 4:14-15
Paul encourages Timothy in the use of his spiritual gifts. According to Paul, what benefit comes from constantly practicing your gifts?
The Greek translated as neglect, also means to disregard or ignore. Have you neglected the gifts you’ve been given? Do you know what they are?
The Greek translated “Immerse yourself” literally means: be thou (Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon). What would it look like for you “to be” your spiritual gifts? letting them become your identity?
What keeps you from giving yourself wholly to your gifts of divine grace? What might you be missing out on?