Productive

Yesterday I wrote about being unproductive. Today I read about being productive.

Titus 3:14, “Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others; then they will not be unproductive.” New Living Translation

I learned from the example of Onesiphorus in 2 Timothy 1:16-18. He visited often, encouraged, was never ashamed, searched everywhere, and was helpful.

As I wrote in my daily journal, I thought I was unproductive yesterday. I thought wrong:

  1. I sent a message to a family who lost their father a year ago today. I shared how he influenced me.
  2. I comforted a child who cut her gums and cared for her in her mother’s absence.
  3. I fed her soft foods for dinner: PBJ (with no crusts), raisins, strawberries, yogurt, Monterrey/Jack cheese, a scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, a scoop of strawberry bunny party ice cream, and Powerade.
  4. I kept her quiet to allow David to got to bed early because he volunteered to read in the “Iowa 99 County Bible Reading Marathon” from 4 am – 6 am today.
  5. I waited until morning to set out my clothes for today. (I normally do it the night before.)
  6. When I couldn’t find my eye drops before bed, I used a book light to search for them instead of turning on the lamp and waking him up.

Paul taught us in Titus 3:1, 2, 9, to: obey, be ready to do what is good, be gentle and humble. Do not get involved in: slandering anyone, foolish discussions, quarrels, and fights. These things are useless and a waste of time.

Be kind. Actions speak louder than words. Work hard to receive God’s approval, see 2 Timothy 2:15.

Dear Father God,

Thank You for the reminder that if we give a little one a cup of cold water in Your name we will surely be rewarded, Mark 9:41. Show us the needs all around us. 

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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