Sunday, April 3, 2011

B-1 for Someone

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.

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