Good Deeds

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”- Hebrews 10:23-24 (NIV)

I love the old hymn, “Count Your Blessings, name them one by one….” I have added➕ each of you to my blessings’ list 📝 and I’m on a real high number. It would break the bank. 🤗 For each of you in your own creative way *has spurred me on to do good deeds.

A very special gift  of “SPUR” you have given me in 2016 through your kind encouraging words, prayers, support in so many ways. Giving me rides, great meals and  dining in great places. Secret Santas! Always a whole month of Birthday celebrations. Special treats of coffee and cookies.  So many beautiful gifts given to share with others.  Awee,  as I said *my list of counts are very high when it comes to counting all my Lily family’s good deeds connected to mine in the count. Thank you.

You have made me believe I am a 🌟🕯in  the 🌑.

13 thoughts on “Good Deeds

  1. I’d like to add verse 25 “not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Thank you Sara ,your son Chris ,and all who work to keep this website available so we can “meet together “✝

    1. Excellent Tammy! That is a double jeopardy! ➕➕➕➕➕➕we will never ever be able to put a full value on #25. And, we thank all that gather with us here. We find prayer, joy and peace with love, hope and worship in our safe space as we gather here.

    1. I meant, great POINT, Tammy![ sorry]
      And speaking of stars, Sara, you might just be like a Christmas star and, oh! a birthday star, a light, too, shining for those who need wisdom from the Word and how to apply it to our lives so that ”whoever would love life and see good days”, as Peter writes…may do so by keeping our lives free from guile being obedient as we are applying the Word to our lives!
      For I am grateful for your godly counsel and concern for my soul and welfare. I read a teaching from a minister who wrote that each of us, as Christians, should be aware of the prophet in our life. We should know who that prophet is and how the Lord speaks into our lives through His assigned prophet . The Lord Jesus, as the Head of the Church represented by Holy Spirit in the earth and indwelling the believer… has arranged it as such. We know about the 5-fold ministry of the church and how each office operates according to the Word of God…as Paul describes in the Epistles….and even in the OT examples. Each office ministers to us as the Body and as the individual Christian believer.
      So if we follow the star as that star follows Jesus as Paul proclaimed then we
      will love our life and see ”good days”.
      Thanks, Sara, for shining the light of the Word in dark places so that we don’t fall into the ditch of the curse of our own opinions.

      1. Great pint size MG!🙃🙃🙃🙃🤗 Oh I MEANT POINTS! We find wit, humor and at times a bit of comedy. This is truly a wheel of fortune. Come along and spin the wheel. The writer of Hebrews says spur one another on. So we say spin the wheel! Who remembers wheel evangelism? If I could just be a spoke in the wheel?

  2. ““Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

    Of the many Biblical workbooks/teachings written and led by Sara that I have had the privilege of experiencing is a lesson that has greatly impacted my understanding and application of the quote above. It was from “Dressing for His Glory” and the lesson was called “A Flower of The Sun, The Work of the Lord.” The sunflower illustrating the lesson and imprinted on my mind was a beautiful photo taken by Chris Mar. The objective of the lesson was: “To find my place by 1) cooperating with others; 2) yielding to others; 3) loving others; and 4) helping others.” In this lesson we were encouraged to use our talents for the Lord and to give support to the Body of Christ. A great quote to live by in the lesson was one by George L. Clements which said, “Team spirit is what gives so many companies an edge over their competitors.”

    I would like to echo my thanksgiving to Sara and Chris, along with Tammy and MG, for their work and for enabling the ministry of The Daily Lily to benefit so many in so many ways.

    1. Debi, thanks for reminding me of the lessons and Quotes from “Dressing for His Glory.” Interestingly, I woke up with that workbook on my mind. I had just heard about an online lesson of ‘Dressing in joy.” People were struggling to feel good about themselves and their looks. I thought about how our lesson was a unity of mind, body and spirit. I now see Clements’ moral concept for team spirit in a different and brighter light.

  3. I feel kinda of wordless today as I look out and about and see the need of many. Somewhere bubbling inside of me, I hear to much is given much is required. And, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” Somewhere in my thinking those who do good deeds earth reward is to get more to do. Have I tapped into the wrong message?

  4. “Somewhere in my thinking those who do good deeds earth reward is to get more to do. Have I tapped into the wrong message?”

    No, Sara, I don’t think you have tapped in wrong. In fact, another quote from “Dressing for His Glory” is one of your very own: “I’m a great believer in work. I find the more word I do, the more work I’m given to do.”

  5. Ha ha! And therein lies the rub. The more you do the more you get to do. How great a privilege is that? To have the opportunity to do more and more for the Kingdom of God! The very fact that HE would use us for His glory in ever increasing capacities is in itself such a wonder! And once we allow ourselves to be made available to Him for His plans and purposes….. there is only one caveat. Having put our hand to the plow… not look back But plow on through the harvest field(s). That’s where the rewards are….SOULS…Lost souls, hurting souls, lonely souls, wounded souls, back-slidden souls. And best of all…. the gracious smile of Jesus Christ at the Bema….”well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the rest of your Lord and King” Yes!
    Christmas is looking merrier and merrier all the time, this year!

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