I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you.
2 Timothy 1:5
Who are you sharing your faith with? At home are you teaching your children and grandchildren the stories and promises found in the bible? Do you have discussions with your spouse and friends about the great things the Lord is doing in your life? Timothy was brought up in a divided household. His father was most likely not a believer but his mother and grandmother were. They were not afraid to share with Timothy the things they had learned, and the beliefs they had adopted listening to Paul preach. Had they not, the world would have missed out on a great teacher and friend in Timothy. We cannot hide our light at home and with the people closest to us. It is our responsibility to share the good things about Christ in our daily discussions and with our parents, children, siblings, spouses and friends.
Think back on your own life. Who was it that shared their faith with you? How did they impact your faith today? Think on these people and on the impact you are leaving for your loved ones. God has given us each stories and gifts to share with the people all around us. What is too good in your life to keep to yourself? How can you start using the gifts God has given you to help strengthen another's faith? God can use us to make disciples. He can use us to encourage new believers.
This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid hands on you. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:6-7
Don't let your flame die. Fuel that fire! Get it burning brightly for all your family and friends to see. Don't be afraid to share your gifts and stories of faith!