September 29 2019: Let us do Good...
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
Galatians 6:9-10* (NIV)
As I write this devotional today I feel so overwhelmed, so tired. It seems that all I do is work and sleep. Although I do make time for family and friends, I feel that I am only physically there, not mentally there. Am I really listening to them, am I hearing their need, am I being supportive.
Then I think am I being a good Christian. Am I listening to God, am I hearing his word. Am I recognizing when he is speaking to me.
God speaks in various ways — through his word, in quiet moments of prayer and contemplation, and through those we encounter in our everyday lives. But often we allow hectic schedules and mindless activities, like television and social media, to silence God's voice.
Today, take time to slow down, listen, and reflect, even as you go about the routines of job, family, and daily life. Watch for God at work. Listen for His instruction. Take time to interact with people. As you bless others with your time and attention, you will, in turn, be blessed.