Adopting A Nurturing Attitude
"We were gentle among you,
just as a mother cherishes
her own children."
--1 Thessalonians 2:7
The apostle Paul adopted a nurturing attitude when teaching people. He knew believers needed the "milk of the Word" for spiritual growth
(1 Peter 2:2).
But he also gave much special attention to the concerns of those believers that he cared for. "We dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children," Paul said, "encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God" (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 NIV).
Oh beloved, as we serve each other, may we serve with the tender loving care of our Savior, encouraging and comforting each other in our spiritual growth and journey (Hebrews 10:24).
Dear Lord, help me to be sensitive and caring as I serve others. Help me to love others tenderly as You so tenderly love and care for me. Amen.
God pours His love into our hearts to flow out to other's lives.
Have a Jesus filled Sunday.