Ready

| | Comments (1)

Today's reading: Titus 3:1-11

The message that God wants us to do good works as a follower of Christ runs throughout Paul's letter to Titus. And Titus 3 focuses in even more on believers doing good and being good people. One of the things that drew my attention from this final chapter was Paul's charge to Titus to make sure that the believers in Crete were aware that they needed to "be ready for every good work" (verse 1).

While planning is definitely a part of our doing good things for God (for example: signing up to serve at a shelter, helping at church, volunteering for a community service project, making a donation to a needy cause, etc.), the words "be ready" convey that, many times, our doing good needs to happen on the fly. In other words, much of our good works should happen spontaneously, as a natural response to our observing or becoming aware of a need. But what I've discovered over the years is that being ready to take action spontaneously requires some preparation on my part. Spending time with God through His Word and prayer is a must, and then I need to focus my thoughts on the goal of doing good and how I might accomplish that goal. One of my daily prayers is to ask God to help me be more aware of people who are hurting and needs I come across, and that I take action right then and there as needed.

Is it your practice to look for opportunities to help others and do good as you go about you day? How spontaneous would you say you are when it comes to doing good works? What's one thing you can start doing that will help you be even more "ready to do good" for God? Tami

Bookmark and Share

1 Comments

Is it my practice to look for opportunities to help others and do good as I go about my day? I sure have done it on purpose,but I know that I can improve on this too.

Oh that I would be more spontaneous actions of good works.

I can ask the Lord daily to help to be ready to do good to others.

May I be ready physically,mentally,emotionally and especially spiritually to bring glory to the Lord by find opportunities to show good works for the purpose to please the LORD!

Leave a Comment

About Me

Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

About My Blog

I'm passionate about engaging God's Word! And my blog is about just that--giving you opportunities to receive, reflect on and respond to Scripture. Each day you'll find a short passage as well as thoughts, challenges and application questions for you to think about and respond to. I look forward to interacting with you and learning together, so post comments as often as you'd like. You can even sign up to get the blogs delivered to your inbox each day!

Tami's New Book


Available on Amazon

Available on realwomen21.com
Facebook Twitter

Monthly Archives

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Tami W published on April 12, 2018 3:25 AM.

Forever Changed was the previous entry in this blog.

Connected is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.