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“But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition” (Philippians 2:19).

We need workers in the vineyard of the Gospel to share with us the truth of salvation.  In our modern, self-reliant world where we use the internet, we forget that our faith is personal and relational.  Receive the Timothys that come into your midst and know that every worker is worthy of his or her wages.  Be encouraged and be an encouragement to others.  There is nothing new under the sun, so rely upon what the Lord has done consistently throughout the ages.

Lord, I do not know if every age has done this, but I live in a time where we think we are different.  We are not, but we think we are.  Help me to look to You so that I may gain the wisdom You offer, and receive and share what You give.  Help me to be an encouragement to others and to receive the encouragement You send through them.  In and through all things, lead me in the way of everlasting life.

Lord Jesus, You have come so that we may have life in and through You.  Let me receive You as You come to me in order that I may grow in Your likeness.  Let me receive others as You send them so that I may always be obedient even with what You intend to do through others.  Open my eyes to see these things and rejoice in all that You have done so that we may have the abundant life You intend through grace.  Amen.

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