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00172 - One good thing a day

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

In the 80’s I heard a wonderful sermon on servanthood, the speaker used Psalm 37:3 as a pretext to his message ‘Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness’. (NKJV)

By the time he finished; ending with the point that he planned to do at least one good deed each day of his life, I was won over and since then I’ve done the same.

Whether it be, writing a nice card, a phone call, painting a fence, doing someones shopping, being a taxi for a family member or accompanying someone on a mission trip, praying for someone, debating a topic to sharpen the writer’s answers. One good thing per day after 40 years has brought me more benefit than the 14,000 things I did (so far). Life is about what we contribute, which in return brings us healthy satisfaction.


Doing one good thing per day in an average adult life of 63 years is 23,000 acts of kindness.


Lord, help me to be faithful in the little things that will make a big impact over time, Amen.

Action Point

You are never to old to begin, and don’t try and do big things too quickly, lots of little things will help so many people around you.

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(NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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