READ : 2 Timothy 1:1-14
As a result of our visit to Florida, Bruce took up the sport of golf. We were visiting Bruce’s sister Tommy-Lou and her husband Jim. One day Jim asked Bruce to go golfing. After that, Bruce was hooked. Jim is a good golfer. He practices and plays a lot. As a novice, Bruce appreciated Jim’s serious instruction and helpful hints.
Sharing advice and encouragement is not limited to the game of golf. The church is in need of those who are willing to mentor with love the novice believer, who, like Paul, will “keep the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.”
The church needs spirit-filled mentors who will provide support to those who struggle with weaknesses and questions. Many churches long for seasoned believers who can encourage those who are still learning the game. Just as Paul took the interest and time to be a mentor to Timothy, are you willing to invest your time in a “novice” believer? You just might find that your game will improve at the same time.
During the winter months, our family- room carpet of rust and brown is “the green.” The distance between our fireplace and the styrofoam cup is known as the “putting green.” Bruce practices tapping the little white ball nearly every day. His game is improving what about yours?
Lord, lead me to those You would have me mentor. In Jesus’ name. Amen.