Great Teammates


Nº 219

weekly devotions to refresh your soul by Dr. Dan Bolin - October 11, 2022

I'll lift you and you lift me, and we'll both ascend together. John Greenleaf Whittier

The United States is in full-blown football season (the American version of football). Players on opposing teams compete fiercely to control the ball, defend their end zone, and score points. Some players focus on offense while others are defensive specialists. When the offense takes the field, the sidelined defensive players adjust their strategy and cheer for the offense. When the defense takes the field, the offensive players redo their plans and encourage their teammates in the game.

We all need a little support – friends to cheer us on when we do well and provide encouragement when we get knocked down.

All Christians should fulfill two roles. First, we should do our best with our God-given responsibilities, helping the team as best we can. And second, we should encourage those who are in the game, exhausted and hurting, yet striving to execute their assignments.

Paul reminded the Thessalonians of a great teammate: We sent Timothy, who is our brother and God’s fellow worker in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith.” (I Thessalonians 3:2)

Timothy was both a wonderful worker and an endearing encourager. This week, play hard and encourage a teammate who needs your support.

Dan Bolin President Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc