This is a trustworthy statement, and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men. (Titus 3:8).
My wife and I have been married for fifty-nine years. Twenty-five of those years we spend "B-1 for Someone" to our five children. Once the empty-nest syndrome hit our house, we felt rather lost until God directed our lives to B - 1 for Someone else's children. We joined the Kid-Zone children's department at Wycliffe Associates to help take care of missionary children in various foreign fields. We took a VBS program and all the necessary supplies to one of the SIL branch conferences and provided a child care program so the parents could participate fully in the conference activities.
There are many ways to B- 1 for Someone. You can bring a little joy into someone's life just by doing the little things like -- walkin g the dog, helping clean up a neighborhood, doing errands for the physically handicapped, reading to the blind, writing notes for the crippled, and any number of other deeds. I had a friend who went through radiation and chemo treatments for cancer. The radiation almost fried his bones. He had to have two hip replacements and could no longer sit on a riding mower. Mowing his grace was a B - 1 Someone act. What a joy it is to help someone else in need!
As Dr. David Jeremiah says, "We can be God's music in someone's life" (Turning Point devotional -- June 2009). You too can be a B - 1 for Someone who cares, helps, gives, prays, or goes. All it takes is a willing heart. God will do the rest.
Thought for the Day: God is looking for a few willing B - 1's for Someone.