Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Urgent



“Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.” –Titus 3:14

For the first year of Lexi’s life with us, I walked her first thing every morning—before I ate breakfast or washed my hair or brushed my teeth. Then eventually I realized that Lexi didn’t need to go out right away. I could wait until it was light. I could have a cup of tea first. I could even eat some toast before we walked. Lexi needs to go out in the morning, but it isn’t urgent. Walking with God is urgent. There are urgent needs in our world, and we’re commanded to provide for them. Before we eat breakfast or wash our hair or brush our teeth, we should be doing good. Maybe we brew fair trade coffee or turn off the tap to conserve water. Maybe we say a prayer for a friend before we even roll out of bed. Devoting ourselves to doing good is walking with God. Walk first thing every morning, and don’t stop.

Dear God, Teach me to devote myself to doing good because our world’s needs are urgent. Amen

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