Daily Devotions

Do something about it!

February 02, 2018

“He has created us anew…so we can do the good things he planned for us.”  Eph 2:10 NLT

 

The Bible says God “created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” These are devastating times. A billion people are hungry, millions are trafficked in slavery, and pandemic diseases are gouging entire nations. Each year nearly two million children are exploited in the global sex trade. In the few minutes it took you to read today’s devotional, almost ninety children died of preventable diseases. More than half of all Africans don’t have access to modern health facilities. As a result, ten million die each year from diarrhea, acute respiratory illness, malaria, and measles. And many of those deaths could be prevented by one injection. You ask, “What can I do about it?” God answers prayer, so you can pray for those who are suffering. You can give, whether it’s a lot or a little. And you can volunteer. You’re surrounded by great causes in need of people. And here’s why you should get involved: Your life is racing by, and if you aren’t careful, one day you’ll look up and your one shot at life will have passed you by. Some people don’t concern themselves with such thoughts. They grind through their days without lifting their eyes to look. They live and die and never ask why. If you want your life to matter, live it in such a way that the world will be glad you did. You were created and redeemed to “do the good things he planned for [you] long ago.” And when you stand before God, He will ask you how well you carried out your assignment, and reward you accordingly.

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account_circle Barbara McKee

This is so true. In February of last year after I became a lady of Faith my Heavenly Father began to work with me...first on myself to help me know I am secure in Him and then put in my heart to bring others to Him. I wasnt quite sure how as I at that time was not in contact with many people. Then a couple months ago I started being an Uber Driver which means I am in contact with many people throughout my day. Some just want quiet but some like to talk and share and the Lord provides me the ability to bring people a little closer to Him in one way or other. God showed me that His Word does Not return void so I purchased a box of Bible verse cards from the book store at my Church. The verses are about Gods Love and when I talk to someone I give them one verse card...and a card to reach out and talk to or visit my Church. I let the Lord handle the rest. When I drive I see alot. One day while driving in Chicago And it was so cold outside I saw where homeless people were sleeping under underpasses. This burdened me for the homeless who have no place to lay their head. I encounter homeless alot in my own town and buy them a meal and share Jesus or do some little act to help. Sometimes I feel like its not enough but then I remember God can do much with little. Much love and blessings to you all. P.S. I found out God loves a full house. I was reading in my Bible about a King who invited people to a,party but all the people invited made excuses. So the King said to go into the Highways and hedges and compel them to come in that His house may be Full. Heaven is huge also and God wants it full. So I will do my best to go into tbe highways and hedges and compel them to come to Jesus.