Daily Post

Seeking Good

It’s a really popular thing these days to do good.  I think 5 times this week I have been presented with efforts to deliver water to third world countries.  Really, my own post, a email newsletter, a ‘white’ mail newsletter from HHI, a TV advertisement about conferencing software and one other place – probably a web advertisement. ( maybe someone somewhere is telling me something???)

Anyway, it seems like the cool thing is to do good, and to help right social injustice.  I think it’s cool, especially becaue we have the freedom to do whatever in the world we want.

23 “I have the right to do anything,” I Cor 10:23

But, I don’t want to jump on the do good bandwagon only because it’s cool and trendy.  I want to do it because I care about other people. ( but of course, lots of times I don’t!!)  And that’s how Paul finishes up the chapter I mentioned above,

For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.

He tells use don’t just do good for ourselves, but that we should use our freedoms to seek good because we care about people, and we are doing good for them!  As a matter of fact he says it twice!

24 No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.

Do good for Others today!  I don’t think that it will be a disappointment!


Daily Post random thoughts

Random Thought Friday

Phew, its been one of the messy starts – raining, teenagers, early meetings. So today its a set of unrelated random thoughts to keep you “buffeting” and staying strong.

  • Isn’t is awesome that you can turn on a water spigot and clean pure water comes out – and usually as much as you want.  Thats my friends is an incredible blessing.  Don’t take it for granted.  Especially on another rainy day.

If you are weary of some sleepy form of devotion, probably God is weary of it as much as you are. – Frank Laubach

  • Here is an pretty funny site that won  Collide Magazine‘s top Pop Culture & Faith Blog of 2009.  And the author has a book coming out in April you may enjoy. Its called Stuff Christians Like.  You may find it helpful in your daily walk as well!
  • Check this out.  Harding University is doing something good and cool.
  • Any finally just a happy verse to keep you going on Friday.
Psalm 118:23-25 (New International Version)

23 the LORD has done this,
and it is marvelous in our eyes.

24 This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

25 O LORD, save us;
O LORD, grant us success.

Sing it, and Live it!