Say yes and do good…

“Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.” Psalm 37:3

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She lives alone. I could help her, but I don’t. There’s always awkward silence and our personalities clash. I have too much to do and I want to spend my summer at the pool with my kids. That justifies it, right?

We all have that friend or relative we know needs help, but we choose to ignore them. To pretend we don’t notice. Maybe if we live in supposed ignorance long enough, God will call someone else to meet their needs.

Psalm 37:3 tells us to trust in The Lord and do good, but I prefer to be selective about my good-doing. I like to do good when it’s convenient for me. Sometimes doing good is even fun. But what about when the good-doing is difficult? When He calls us to do things we don’t enjoy, things that interrupt our regularly scheduled activities, and maybe even make us afraid? Will we do good even then? I must admit the answer for me is usually no.

I suppose that’s why God’s Word prefaced “do good” with “trust in The Lord”. To do the hard kind of good, we must trust The Lord and His promptings. We must choose to believe that if it wasn’t meant for us to do, He wouldn’t be bugging us about it.

His Word assures us that if we trust Him and do good we will have everything we need! He doesn’t send us to complete a task naked and barren of His power and strength. He goes with us! He makes our path of service safe and filled with plenty.

When you do what He asks of you, you can rest assured you will not be left in want. So get to it girl! What has He called you to do? Stop sitting on your hands and start walking in Him!

Ready to take action? I encourage you to join me in the Proverbs 31 Ministries study of “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa Terkeurst! We are going to have a great time studying and growing in His Word, and saying YES! Visit www.melissataylor.org to sign up in the box on the right hand side of the page!

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  1. Courtney says

    I love this! Thank you for the reminder that it may not be our most favorite task; however, God asked us to do it and will give us what we need to perform the task! 🙂

  2. SHARAT BABU says

    Dear Stephanie Thank you so much for this blessed message. Evangelist Babu

    On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 8:43 AM, WordPress.com

  3. says

    Oh Stephanie, this one get’s an ouch. I love to help people, but it takes effort doesn’t it? Sometimes it even gets a little messy and gets it the way of “me” time. The problem is, one day God is going to ask me “Why didn’t you do the good I called you to do?” What will I answer to that? Thank you for hitting me over the head with honesty.
    Love you,
    Barbara

  4. Melanie says

    I love this but have to admit, I did say ouch a time or too. Just wrote on being generous. If we walk in the Spirit I believe generosity starts to come naturally but sometimes it is hard. Looking forward to this next OBS!!

  5. says

    This was just another reminder that even if I do not want to be my present work situation, The Lord certainly knows my circumstances, and wants me to do good each and every day, not just when it is easy.

  6. says

    I use to read this verse and want to do good because of the blessing. But we are the blessings and most of the time don’t realize it. After losing two brothers in three years, it was all I could do to just give of myself to not be in so much pain. As I gave and then sat in His presence the pain would diminish. The joy came. The hurt and the healer did collide. As we fall in love more with Jesus, we will truly be able to do these things and it won’t be so hard. I am grateful for the Holy Spirit that empowers us to do this with imperfect progress, for He has called us for such a time as this.. Thanks Stephanie for being transparent and real and flexible and as we all do these divine appointments one day at a time we are being transformed by His image.. Hallelujah !!!!! and joy comes…!!! blessings rain down on you today and everyday… I appreciate you sooo much..

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