Last night, we were talking about our company that was coming, and Bethel asked out of the blue “Are you going to share your beautiful dishes?” I was pleased, because we had a conversation about sharing mommy’s precious dishes months ago. That’s one way we can please God, by sharing what He has blessed us with. I asked her, “Are you going to share your precious toys? That’s one way we please God, by sharing the toys He has blessed you with.” We’ll see how she shares tonight. (Note: she’s not willing to share everything all the time. Several times we’ve put up some toys she wasn’t ready to share yet. And she still struggles with sharing with her brother and sister! But I do see growth in her thinking. She’s watching.)
I Timothy 6:17-19 Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
I’m going to share this passage with my children this morning. Our focus should be on God and His goodness, not on the good gifts that he gives.