Do It Today
"Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."1
"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow-creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." This timely advice is attributed to Stephen Grellet, Franco-American Quaker (1773-1855).
John, one of Jesus' disciples, wrote, "Let us stop just saying we love people; let us really love them, and show it by our actions."2
Do you need to make a phone call, send a card, or do something special for your wife, husband, children, friend, or neighbor? If so, do it today. Do you need to resolve an impaired relationship? Do it today. Do you need to take care of that responsibility you've been putting off for weeks/months? Do it today. Do you need to tell someone how much you love them? Do it today.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please use me to be as Jesus to the people in my world. Today. Help me to be a part of what You are doing in the world. Today. Whatever loving deeds I need to do or responsibility to fulfill help me to do it today. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus’s name, amen.”
1. Paul the Apostle, Galatians 6:2 (RSV).
2. 1 John 3:18 (TLB).