THE DO-GOOD SEED
“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10
Many years ago, I heard the story of a fine Christian couple in London who had been praying and believing the Lord for the fruit of the womb. They had been standing in faith for about seven years.
As expected, they prayed and fasted yet nothing seemed to change. They had gotten to a point and desperation and despair when something significant happened.
One day, the husband was returning home from work. It was a rainy day so he was doing all he could to get back home early enough. As he drove down he noticed an elderly woman walking down the streets under the downpour. He was torn between ignoring her and stopping by to help. Well, his christian mind got the better of him and he decided to help out. He picked her up and drove her to her house which was miles away. Just as he was about to tee his leave, she asked him about his wife and children. “They are fine” he replied. She smiled and then said to him that she knows he doesn’t have kids. She thereafter pronounced a blessing over him. In nine months, his wife was delivered of a baby.
One of the key ways God answers our prayers and creates an avenue for their manifestation in the earth is by orchestrating opportunities to sow what I call the ‘do-good’ seed.
The ‘Do-Good’ seed is that seed of help and mercy that you sow into the lives of those in need around you. Paul says we need to be very intentional about taking advantage of every opportunity to do good that shows up.
The thing with opportunities is that they are easily missed if you aren’t looking out for them. It takes a certain mindset to see opportunities. If you aren’t looking out for them, you can easily miss them.
Unfortunately the way our world is structured today, the tendency is to be so consumed with your own needs and pursuits. In fact, one of the signs of the end time is that men will be lovers of themselves above others and God. Selfishness is the order of the day.
A selfish mind cannot see opportunities to ‘do good’ as it’s always looking inwards seeking its own benefit.
Now is the time to start looking out for others particularly members of your church and the household of faith.
I am an Imitator of God my Father,
As the Father is Good so am I
I am selfless and kind
Love finds expression is my words and deeds
I seamlessly sow Do – Good seeds everyday
I am intentional about doing good to others especially members of the household of faith.
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