Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Natural Outflow

Today I was thinking about good works.
We don't seek out good things to do, doing good works should be our natural inclination from the spirit in us. If we're not "finding" things to do, we need to seek a closer relationship with the one who fills us with the spirit that good works flow from. Not recognizing what's next, what's needed, what's good and righteous means we're missing something very important. What's missing isn't "ideas", it's intimacy with the Holy One. Jesus had goodness, "good works", flowing from him everywhere he went. He's our model but not that we should only copy what he did - we can have what he had! A relationship with the Father, the spirit flowing in and through and from us. That's where true good works come from. They will flow from us because of him.


  1. You are so right! If we are filled with the Spirit of God, He gaves us love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. We don't have to muster it up or work at it. Gal. 2:20 & Gal. 5:22-23.

  2. Opportunities for good works are all around us, we just need to heed to the Holy Sprirt which means being mindful of God's presence...which with how busy we are and the thoughts in our heads becomes more difficult.