Do Good Things

“We are moving,” she said as we were delivering a box of food. We probed, uncovering that the family was behind in their rent. Talking further, we walked with her to the office to find out the exact amount needed to bring the family’s rent up to date. The manager insisted on a certified bank check. A short trip to deliver food had turned into a project. We found angels to pay the family’s rent. Driving from the bank to the apartment’s office, I remembered words from a devotion:

“Never let one day pass when you haven’t reached out to someone outside your home⁠—a note, a letter, a visit, help in some way…”Do Good Things

North Point Ministries founder Andy Stanley’s new book, “How to Be Rich,” puts things into perspective for me.  The book’s cover has these words:  “It’s not what you have.  It’s what you do with what you have.”

“Tell them to do good, to be rich in the good things they do, to be generous, and to share with others.”    1 Timothy 6:18, Common English Bible


One thought on “Do Good Things

  1. Thanks for the excellent words! To motivate myself, I try to do something good several times a day. It doesn’t always happen, but it’s an excellent motivator to act and serve 🙂

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