Thought and Prayer for Sunday, December 1, 2013
Sunday, December 01, 2013
We all know good people. They do the right things. They are always willing to help. They take time out of their days to be kind, to give and to show love to others. There are those who do good because it comes naturally to them. And there are those who do good because they trust in God and know it is the right thing to do. Either way, when we choose to do good, we are being obedient to God and He will take care of us.
Psalm 37:3 “Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, we put our trust in You today. Help us to see where we can do good for others. Help us see where we can do good for You. We want to be obedient to You and do the right things. Reveal to us what we need to do to help, be kind and love others so we are trusting in You and doing good as You have commanded us to do. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
When we choose to do good, we are doing as God commanded us to do.
Doing good isn’t about doing what we have to do – it is about doing what we want to do because we trust in God.
Helping others and doing the right thing doesn’t always come naturally. That is why we need God in our lives – to help us do good.
When we trust in the Lord, doing good will be what we want to do.
God will show us what good to do when we go to Him and ask Him to reveal His wisdom to us.
James 3:17 “But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.” (NLT)