Every day you live, you can Make A Difference. Each day holds new opportunities to do good. Opportunities which are different for each of us and have specifically been designed for us. In fact, you and I have appointments today with people whose names we do not yet know. And those appointments will call for us to "do good." You're skeptical, I can tell. If you don't believe me read this... Ephesians 2:10 says "For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planed for us long ago."
We know our time on this earth is brief. Scripture declares it and we see evidence everyday that life is short. It would be such a waste to live that life only for ourselves, especially in the light of Eph 2:10. God has made us His masterpiece. He specifically designed us to do the "good things" and he planned these "good things" long ago explicitly for us. WOW!
Another verse - This one's a favorite. Galatians 6:9-10 "So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone - especially to those in the family of faith." YES! do good to everyone, ESPECIALLY other believers and DON'T EVER STOP doing good.
I believe that all of us want to do good. But, in a world turned upside down, where evil is declared good and good is deemed offensive, it's difficult to know where to begin. Do you lack ideas in your personal campaign to do good? Here are some starters.
Tithe to your church and then give above that. Find a place to serve within your church and then find a 2nd place to serve. Go to Bible Study and Worship faithfully, then stay a little longer to encourage others. Too easy? Scripture does say "especially to those in the family of faith." We can't just ignore that because it seems obvious. We are biblical to start with these three things and springboard from them.
Now for the "don't ever stop" part of the Galatians instruction - But lunch for a friend. Serve the meal at a homeless shelter. Invite friends over to dinner. Send someone an encouraging message on facebook. Send an elderly widow a bouquet of flowers. Rake your neighbors yard when he is out of town. Have a Daddy/Daughter date or a Mother/Son date. Tell someone that Jesus loves them. Hold the door for a stranger. Sponsor a child. Help an elderly shopper with his/her cart. help a friend with a repair. Tell someone they are doing a great job. Tell others that you love them. Make A Difference.