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Friday, May 22, 2009

The Chronicles of Biscuit - Saving the Day!

A few weeks ago it was very pretty outside. I can't remember where everyone else was, but Biscuit and I were the only ones at home. I said, "Biscuit, why don't you go outside and play? It's such a pretty day!" Biscuit replied, "I know....I'm saving it!" Hmmmm. Saving it? I wonder what he was saving it for? I should have asked, but didn't.

This sounds funny for a child to say he's saving the day to go play, when it's a perfect time to go play. But we, as adults, do the very same thing, don't we? Maybe someone is sick and we think to ourselves, "I'm going to call so and so later and check on them". Then later we decide to put it off until tomorrow. Tomorrow turns in to many tomorrows. Eventually so and so is well...and we missed an opportunity. Maybe we're going to help out with Bible classes or VBS the next time we're asked, but the next time we're asked we are too busy or just don't feel like we can commit to the task. Eventually, the one time turns into years, into decades, and sometimes even lifetimes.

Several years ago a friend told me a story about a woman she knew. This woman never did anything for others while her children were growing up. She didn't feel like she had the time to help others. She devoted her time solely to her own children. While we should be devoted to our families and not neglect them in our serving, we should also be teaching them about serving others...teach them to put others before themselves. In doing so, we are being like Jesus and teaching our children about following Jesus, as well.

Too many times we have the attitude Biscuit had of saving the perfect time and then we loose that opportunity to do good. Acts 10:38, gives us a description of Jesus, "how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him."

Are you "saving the day" to do something good? Don't waste a perfect opportunity! Every day is a perfect day to serve God, and a perfect day to show Jesus living in you!

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