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Monday, November 15, 2010

In our last visit we discovered in 2nd Timothy 2 that you can’t expect fellow teammates in the relay races of life and service to run their laps with sacrificial dedication if you as their mentor don’t run the first lap all out. Make sure you are doing what you expect them to do.  

Then be sure to select your teammates carefully. Look for teammates who already are reliable in what they are doing. When Paul selected Timothy as a teammate he had the strong recommendation of the leaders of the church in Lystra. 
But teammates need to be more than just reliable. They need to be prepared. You need to know each other well. You need to exercise to get in the kind of shape needed to fulfill your role, or to run your lap. It will also require practice in passing the baton. Timing is crucial. Familiarity with each other’s style and strength is essential. 
The synergism of each one harmoniously working together, doing their individual part, is beautiful to observe. It’s like what the psalmist describes in Psalm 133: “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on MountZion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.” 
If this picture doesn’t inspire your passion to run all out in your service for God then stop and do what Paul suggested to Timothy in 2nd Timothy 2:7: “Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.”

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