God’s natural order is for those older and wiser to invest in those younger and without experience.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Acts 16:2 Timothy was well thought of by the believers in Lystra and Iconium, 3 so Paul wanted him to join them on their journey.
Read - Acts 16:1-5
Being mentored by an elder leader in the faith is a vital part of growing in Christ. Young Timothy got to spend very important time with the Apostle Paul going from town to town and doing the daily work of ministry. It was invaluable for him (as were the two Bible letters written to him that we now have as letters for us). Who has mentored you? Do you allow anyone to speak into your spiritual life?
Lord, I will listen to Your Spirit’s guidance as I seek to relate to those different than me.
Timothy was apparently willing to be circumcised…a painful ordeal as an adult. Why would he submit to such a thing when he would not have to (it wasn’t for salvation nor was it visible)? He and Paul surely sensed a leading by God’s Holy Spirit to do so. This falls into the category of Obedient Service that requires something hard from a person. Do you have anything falling into that category that God is nudging you to step into?