A Two-Step Process

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Verse of the Day: Psalm 37:3

Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

God’s promises are often conditional. In other words, you have to do your part and God will do His part. There is a two-step process to receive this promise from God. The Lord will take care of all your needs but you need to trust in Him and do good. Notice the verse says “and” do good, not “or” do good. While you are waiting and trusting on God to fulfill His promise have faith. Moreover, do good, always keeping his commandments and doing the things that are pleasing to the Him.

Use Your Gifts    

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Verse of the Day:  Romans 12:6-8

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

 

God has given you gifts specific to the purpose He has planned for you.  As part of the body of Christ, it’s your responsibility to discover how to use those gifts to bless the world around you.  Whatever your gift is, your goal should be to use it to the best of your ability for God’s purpose so that He may be glorified.

Why We Should Serve 

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Verse of the Day:  Mark 10:45

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

 

As followers of Jesus Christ we should follow the example He set for us. Jesus showed us how to help the weak and we must, with humility and love, also do the same.  How wonderful it is to serve God by serving others.

Stop Worrying, Start Serving

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Verse of the Day:  Matthew 6:27

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

 

Worrying doesn’t change a thing and it sure doesn’t add any benefit to your life. Instead of worrying start serving. When you’re busy serving you don’t have as much time to worry. Focus on helping others and God will make sure your needs are taken of.

Rich in Good Deeds

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Verse of the Day:  1 Timothy 6:18

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

 

In this world money comes and money goes. If you want to be truly rich in life you must do good deeds and cheerfully share what you have with those in need.  Build your treasure in heaven by doing the work of the Lord. Visit the sick, feed the hungry, help others to know God. These kinds of things make a real difference. Give, serve, love, these are the kinds of sacrifices that please God.

Let Your Light Shine

 

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Verse of the Day:  Matthew 5:16

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

 

Let your light shine, do good deeds so that others will glorify God.   There are many people in need of help right now, especially those affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Volunteering your time will help these people experience the love and goodness of God.

 

RedCross.org and VolunteerMatch.org are excellent resources to connect you to volunteer opportunities in your own community.  If you aren’t able to volunteer your time you can still help by making a monetary donation, donating goods, and/or giving blood.