Share: What We Have
share: to divide and distribute in shares: apportion; to partake of, use, experience, occupy, or enjoy with others; to have in common; to grant or give a share in; to tell (as thoughts, feelings, or experiences) to others (Merriam-Webster’s)
Early church believers shared. They had ALL things in common. What does this look like in our world today?
What did they share first and foremost, which brought them together?
Does what you believe affect your desire to share what you have? How?
Consider the things you have, your resources, gifts, talents, and time. Make a list. Which items on your list are easy to share? Which one’s give you reason to pause? Why?
What resistance do you encounter when you consider sharing what you have? What emotions rise to the surface?
Do you consider yourself “together” with other Believers? your church? Is there something holding you back?
God calls us to share what we have with others, especially Believers. Ask God to reveal to you what and how He is calling you to share. Give thanks for the things He has given you.
Read Acts 4:32
This verse echoes the description of the early in the Reflection Scripture. In addition to sharing their belongings, what else did they have in common?
They were one in heart and soul (or mind). They shared the same values and desires. Does it make it easier or harder for you to share what you have with those whose values you share? What about those who hold opposing values? Explain.
Ask God to open your heart to sharing what you have with those it is most difficult for you to share. Ask Him what He wants you to share this week and do it.