The Bible tells it straight up: faith without action is dead. For goodness to be a catalyst for kingdom transformation in a person’s life, there needs to be action. We need to take that action.
You and I as Christians need to do things that matter. When you do something good, do it with excellence and make is sustainable so that goodness continues on.
Years ago when Leanna and I started bringing groceries to a group of about 70 senior citizens, I could have gotten tired or distracted. I could have said, “Let somebody else do it. I’ve done my part.”
I didn’t. That food ministry became sustainable because I didn’t fall out or lose focus. And today, OpenDoor Food Bank not only feeds thousands of people each year, I believe we do it with excellence, the same way Jesus would – no questions asked.
We don’t shame people, or judge them. We don’t make them prove their financial need or scoff at their nice car. We don’t know how long they’re going to have that car. We welcome, bless and pray for every person who comes to us for help, plus we load their car with some of the best food around.
It’s time you made a difference and made it much, much bigger than you. In the short time we have on this earth, you and I should make changes that far outlast all of us. Changes that glorify the King of Kings.
Let’s you and I remain faithful and committed to working toward real, tangible transformation through the goodness of God. Let’s advertise His goodness in ways that nobody has dreamed of. Let’s take action!
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. – Galatians 6:9-10
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO ACT ON THE IMPULSE TO DO GOOD. COMMIT TO GOODNESS IN A BIG WAY SO ALL WILL SEE THE GOODNESS OF CHRIST.
From my book: Good Overcomes Evil