Greetings, my friends. I pray that all is well with you and your families. God is an awesome God. I thank Him for His grace and mercy and for His favor over my life.
Just as Paul encouraged Titus to be an example in every way of doing good deeds, we must do the same. Paul advised, "when you teach, do it with honesty and seriousness. Speak the truth so that you cannot be criticized." Titus 2:7-8. My friends, as followers of Jesus Christ, we must be an example for others. We must live our lives in such a way so that someone who does not even know us will want to know Jesus just because of the way we live our lives. Our lives must reflect that of obedience, happiness, joy, peace, self control, patience, love, kindness, and I can go on and on. However, the important point here is that we must set examples for others by doing good deeds. What are good deeds? Good deeds are working in ministry, whatever your calling or purpose may be; helping and assisting others in need; spreading the good news of salvation; say a kind word to a stranger. When our lives reflect what comes out of our mouths, God is pleased with us. When God is pleased with us, our blessings flow from heaven.
My friends, as followers of Jesus Christ, we must spread the good news. In order for us to spread the good news, we must know what is in the good news, what it is all about. We must study God's word so that if someone asks us a question, we may be able to answer with a scripture from the Bible to go along with that answer. When we provide scriptures for others, they read them and they become more and more interested in learning about Jesus Christ.
I pray that you will stay prayed up. Remember, we must pray for any and everything. We must pray. We must submit to His will.
Therese from Belize