Every Day God Gives Opportunities to Help Others
By Rick Warren
“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.” Proverbs 3:27 (NLT)
Every day God gives you opportunities to show kindness to people around you. As he does, he’s watching to see how you’ll respond.
Will you choose to be self-centered? Or will you notice the people who need a word of encouragement, a pat on the back, an errand done for them, or some other practical means of help?
You won’t always have an opportunity to help. So when you do, just do it!
You probably have people in your life that you’ve thought about helping. You have the best intentions. But you’ve done nothing. Why?
Maybe you’ve made excuses. You might have thought, “I’ll do it when things settle down.” Guess what? Things never will.
If you’re going to do any good in your life, the time is now. The Bible says, “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done” (Ecclesiastes 11:4 TLB).
Do good now because you’re not guaranteed tomorrow.
God has tasks he wants you to do. Don’t wait for perfect conditions to do them. Instead, look every day for the opportunities God gives you to help and encourage others. And just do it.
For more Daily Hope with Rick Warren, please visit pastorrick.com!
Jesus made it clear that in this world, we will have trouble. And whether you’re facing a personal trial or are simply overwhelmed by the troubles in our world, you know this is true.
But Jesus also said that you can take heart . . . because he has overcome the world!
We want to help you anchor yourself in this hope with Pastor Rick’s Verses of Hope Scripture Box, featuring a very special collection of verses to encourage you daily.
We’ll send you this beautiful, gold Scripture box as thanks for your gift today to help take the hope and peace found only in Jesus to people everywhere through Daily Hope!
Inside your box, you’ll find artfully illustrated and inspiring Scripture cards, along with blank cards designed for your personal notes. And with the look and feel of real leather, as well as a beautifully embossed verse on the outside, the Verses of Hope Scripture Box also makes a great gift!
So request yours today-and thank you for helping take the hope of Christ to the world!
*The USA IRS code permits you to deduct the amount of your financial gift to Daily Hope that exceeds the fair market value of materials you received from Daily Hope.
This devotional © 2018 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
You can listen to Rick Warren on OnePlace.com.