You may have read the title and thought I had bad grammar. You can’t do gooder, you have to do better, right? Well, let’s see …..
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To know about the tree, look at the fruit. Good trees produce good fruit in season. Always.
I love apples. I put them in salads, eat them as snacks. I’m especially fond of the tart taste of ripe Granny Smith apples. YUM! That’s GOOD! I hate biting into an apple and finding a worm. (Actually, what I hate is biting into an apple and finding HALF a worm. That’s worse.)
We are called to be like good apples with no worms. When Christ molds us into His image and we reflect it well, we should be like Him. Paul tells us that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
Today’s verse says DON’T FORGET TO DO GOOD
So here are a few simple questions for you to consider this morning …..
HAS GOD ANOINTED YOU WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT?
As a convergence communion, one of our main focuses is that we be filled with the Holy Spirit. God promises to give the Holy Spirit to us when we ask Him; so if God has not anointed you with the Holy Spirit and power – ASK!
ARE YOU GOING AROUND AND DOING GOOD?
As agents of the King, we are His hands, feet, eyes and mouth upon the earth. We are to reflect His glory as light in the darkness. We are to be channels of His love.
WHAT WAS LAST WEEK LIKE?
Here’s where the rubber meets the road. Are there any lives you specifically touched with the Love of the King last week? God’s life within you is alive, and LIVING LOVE shows. It shows to waitresses, co-workers, and family. It shows to 9 year old girls and 77 year old men. If you are deliberate about doing good, the opportunities to show HIS GOODNESS to those around you will abound.
So, how’d you do last week? Are there lives you touched with the goodness of God? If so, well done! If not, look back and consider missed opportunities. Do not do so as a guilt trip, but as a prayer that God will make you a better channel of His goodness next week. And even better the week after that. And the week after that, etc.
Keep getting better and better at touching people with His love. Do good to everyone.