November 30, 2017
In my Run for God devotional, one of the questions this morning was: ‘What do you share with others that gives you the greatest joy?’
I have always loved sharing the food that I make, especially baked goods, with others. At every job I’ve had, I’m always the coworker who brings in baked goods to share. I run into people from my previous places of employment and they still comment on missing my ‘yummy baking.’ I’m thankful for my ability to bake and I do appreciate seeing people enjoy things that I’ve made.
In the past I have compared sharing Jesus to that of sharing baked goods… I don’t ever want to ‘bug’ people, but I do often invite people to church…it’s like when you have your favorite food – let’s say a luscious cheesecake – you want to share it with people, you want other people to try it too because you think they will like it! That’s why I invite people to church, especially people close to me. I LOVE our church, our church family, and the way God speaks through our Pastor. I love having a relationship with God and looking back and seeing how things have changed in my life for the better because of that relationship. Why wouldn’t I want to share that with others? I want them to experience it and enjoy it as well. It’s never about judging anyone or saying or even thinking, ‘Man, I think you really need to go to church’; not at all. It’s always out of love and just a desire to share something so wonderful that many are missing out on. So for my friends and family, neighbors, etc. reading this – don’t be offended when I invite you to church, just know that I love you enough to share my yummy delicious cheesecake… and my church with you.