Be Alert for Good Works

 

What’s on your to do list for today?  Or maybe the question is, What’s on God’s to do list for you today?

In Ephesians 2:10 we read, “For He has made us what we are, creating us in Christ Jesus to do good works, for which God prepared in advance that we should walk in them.”

We who once were among the walking dead were made alive with Christ in his resurrection.  Having received such immeasurable grace from God, God has recreated us for a life of walking in his ways.  In other words, we were recreated to do good works in Christ.

Here is where we need to be alert to what is going on around us.  God has already prepared the good works he has placed on our “to do” list for today.  If we’ve been walking with God for a while, we know that He can be tricky sometimes. We never know when or what kind of thing He might throw in front of us, which is an opportunity for doing good.  I suspect that most of the time these good works may not be big deals, but ordinary things which we might just let pass by.  Sometimes we may have to look at an unpleasant situation and see the opportunity for doing good within it.  Sometimes it may be a smile instead of a snarl, a kind word rather than a cutting one, uplifting someone who has been put down.

Whatever our day brings us, be on the alert for God throwing a surprise in our path as we walk or even trudge through the day. Who knows, it might be one of his good works he has prepared for us to do.

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