Sunday, October 24, 2010

Do Good

It's not every day that I blog with this many words. But when I do, there is usually a reason. Today is no different. Have you ever read Galations 6:9? This is quickly becoming my favorite verse.

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

My, those are wonderful words to hear, aren't they? There are so many times when we're stuck in the middle, the tough spots, the hard conversations, the rotten situations, or the bad decisions. But, do you see how even in those times, things can STILL be worked together for the good of God's genius plan? Maybe you certainly can't see it right now, you don't understand it all, but you don't have to. You're not supposed to. God is God. Do your part and continue to stay the course--and do good.

Good things don't get you into heaven, not at ALL, but it pleases the Father, so isn't that reason enough? Why wouldn't you want to please God? Don't you want to see an awesome reaping in your own life from God's love poured out on others?

Be encouraged teachers. You are making a difference.

Don't give up all of you tired moms. Show love, mercy, and forgiveness to your family.

Don't lash out at your spouse when they do things you don't understand. Respect them anyway and love them more.

Stop to help the lady on the side of the road with a flat tire, even if it means you are late to that meeting. What's really important in life anyway?

Thank people who are blessings in your life today. Don't wait.

Continue to love people that are difficult. Continue to show them more mercy, more grace, and more forgiveness than you think they deserve. It's the least we can do after What God has done for us? I don't deserve a thing I've been given, or an ounce of grace, but God gave it to me anyway. Not some of it, all of it. All of his grace!

Love others generously. With your time, your money, and your words. There are times in our lives when we don't have the resources, so take advantage of your blessings TODAY. There is always something you can give.

Love more.
Give more.
Serve more.

You won't always see the impact, but it's there. I've learned that God can use anything. Anything.

Plant seeds. Live life. Someday, WE (together as Christians) will reap a harvest if we do not give up...maybe not in this lifetime, but I am willing to bet on my life that it will be the best investment you've ever made.

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