‘Freely you have received, freely give.’ (Matt 10:8)
Jesus’ disciples spent quality time with Him. Then, from that relationship, they gave to others (Mark 3:14).
It was their way of life, and a lesson they never forgot.
As Apostles, they later declared,
“Let others take that extra responsibility and those tasks!
We will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.” (see Acts 6:4)
Spending time with Jesus continued to be their priority.
God has designed you to live in the same rhythm, of receiving and releasing—and over again.
So, if you have been giving more than receiving lately, know this:
You can only bear lasting fruit as you’re connected to Jesus, your Source. (John 15:5)