Our local coffee shop has a theme that really speaks volumes: “Do Good Things”. I love it. It is simple yet so powerful. Kristen, the owner, lives it out as well. Her bright smile and kind personality bring life to the statement. I think it goes without saying that great coffee helps me to do good things. If I have enough coffee, maybe even great things happen. The cookies and desserts don’t hurt either.
Could doing good things be our theme? What if this was a part of our lives? What if we took ownership to do good things? What would it look like if we made a commitment to do good today? There might be more smiles. There may be more kind words. There may be more of an effort to encourage. I think equally important is there may be less hatefulness. There might be less rudeness or slander or gossip. If we are going to do more good things, that would mean we do less bad things. Doing good things leads to good experiences with good people. Good people following a good God can do exceedingly abundantly more than we could think or imagine. And it all begins with doing good things.
You have the ability to do good today. I’m going to make it my mission to do good things. How about you? Thank you, Gypsy Bean Coffee Shop for encouraging me to do good things.
16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
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