“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10, NIV
Devotional About Giving – Day 23
When Laura was growing up, she spent almost every weekend at her grandfather’s home. Early Saturday morning, he would nudge her awake while she was still sleepy. Together, the two would make sticky cinnamon rolls and chat about their lives.
After they ate, her grandfather would take her on a walk around the neighborhood. Often, their walks would lead them to help others. One time, they did lawn work for a widow who’d moved to the area. Another weekend, they cleaned out the gutters for a disabled man.
When Laura was a teenager, she was headed out with her grandfather when she paused to ask him, “What is it we’re doing, Grandpa?”
Her grandfather laughed, “We’re doing the good works we were created to do.”
It’s tempting to believe that if you’re not running a charity or starting a large foundation that you can’t have a lasting impact.
But God has specific good works in mind for you to do. Maybe you’ll reach out to a homeless teen in a way that only you could. Perhaps you’ll bring comfort to an elderly neighbor who’s lonely. Whatever your good work, do it with all of your heart.
God, it’s easy to get so caught up in my life that I forget the good works You’ve created me to do. Help me to be on the lookout for those in which I could do a good deed.