insights from a daughter of the King, teacher, farmer's wife, and Mommy

11.26.2012

The Good Deeds Challenge

The Christmas season is upon us, the season of giving, and the most wonderful time of the year.  My pastor challenged us Sunday with a Good Deeds Challenge:  to do as many good deeds as possible in the next five weeks, set your own personal record.  Now, I listened intently, even took notes, but in my mind I was rolling over all the ideas of good deeds there are.   So, when God speaks to me it is usually not a soft whisper, it is a yell, in your face, Karrie DO SOMETHING.   

My friends, Amy and Kendal, have started using the wonderful pinterest for good deeds, good shopping, and just plain good stuff.  And by doing so they have done a good deed.  I have been inspired, directed really, by people close to me to do something different, to stray from the status quo and to do what most people don't do - to think of others before myself.  In a season where we glorify giving, but practice selfishness.  I must be a light.  And in turn I call you to be a light as well. 

7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.  Galatians 6: 7-10

Sometimes, it may feel like we are losing by doing good, but we must keep being do gooders. 

It is our call, it is our difference, it is our signature trait. 

And the best part and the biggest secret of all about kindness, good deeds, service is......
      it is contagious.


Here we go, my pastors challenge to our church.....

do as many good deeds as possible

my challenge to you......

come tell us what you did!

Can't wait to hear about your good deeds, I know you are doing them!


Here is a place to start:
  • take a treat to a neighbor
  • send someone a handwritten note
  • give up your seat to someone else
  • say thank you
  • send a day brighten text
  • tell a young mother she is doing a good job
  • put some ones grocery cart up for them





3 comments:

  1. great post, karrie! now is the time....

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  2. Dude...you know I'm in! Fatastic challenge.

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  3. Can't wait to hear what you are able to accomplish!

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