Thought and Prayer for Thursday, July 4, 2013
Thursday, July 04, 2013
FREEDOM TO DO GOOD
The freedoms we have in America are so great we can’t even take advantage of them all. We are blessed with many freedoms in life and we need to use these freedoms as opportunities to do good. When we do good, we will see blessings for us and for others. Freedoms bring opportunities and opportunities bring blessings. God wants us to take full advantage of opportunities and be obedient to Him so He can give us the blessings He has ready for us.
Deuteronomy 28:1a,6 “If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today…Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed..” (NLT)
Dear Lord, thank You for our freedoms. Thank You for the opportunities You give us. Thank You for your guiding word that shows us how to obey You. Please help us today to take on opportunities and be obedient to You. Show us Your will and Your way. Help us to use our freedoms to help others by being obedient to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
We need to look for opportunities today to share God’s word with others.
We can’t let opportunities pass us by when God puts those opportunities in front of us for a reason.
When opportunities knock and we don’t answer, we may be missing out on doing God’s will.
When we have an opportunity to serve God and help others, we need to act on it.
Doing the will of God is a freedom that most don’t consider unless they have a reason. We don’t need a reason to obey God. We are to obey Him in all things no matter what.
God wants our full attention so when an opportunity comes before us, we are willing and ready to obey Him and do His will.
1 John 2:5 “But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him.“ (NLT)