"He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach."
INSIGHT: Part of their job description as disciples is to simply "...be with Him". I'm sure during this time they learned the skills of preaching and teaching, but more importantly, this is where they witnessed and absorbed the character of Jesus. As we share the gospel with those around us, as we live out our faith, it's not just about having the right words to say or the correct skills, it's about living out the character of Jesus, that can only be learned by 'being with'.
PRAYER: Jesus, help all of us to understand the value of just being "with You". To include You into our days. We are grateful that You are Emmanuel "God with Us", and help us to choose everyday to "Be with You" in return. Amen.