What does ‘good works’ mean?

Did you know that we are called to do good works as human beings? Like before we were born, we were destined to do good, whether or not we have come to the saving knowledge of Christ, we are to do good. 

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So in my group, we are studying different chapters in Ephesians, and my partner [for the week] and I are studying Ephesians chapter two. And we had a whole conversation about what we learned and somehow got stuck talking about doing good and how it had nothing to do with being saved and everything to do with us being here. On earth. 

What does good works mean to you anyway? And are you fulfilling your purpose, as a human being, to do good works?

I mean, I understand doing good as doing everything in love. To treat everyone with kindness regardless of who they are or what they do. To extend a helping hand to others and to love not only with my words, but with my actions too. 

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In a time when we are all just looking out for ourselves and trying to limit the amount of human contact we have, I think this is a lovely reminder to keep trying to do good. Keep spreading love. There have been so many hashtags this year about so many injustices from different parts of the world and sometimes, we can feel overwhelmed by the enormity of everything and how finite we look/seem in the face of it all. But I believe that if we all make a personal decision to do good, be kind, spread love, no matter what, we can change the story. I was reminded today that what others do, is up to them, but how I interpret it, is *entirely* up to me. 

So I am sharing it the way I learned it.

What you do, is up to you;

But what it means, is up to me.

Steven Furtick

May these words guide us today and throughout our lives. May we remember that the only thing we can control is ourselves and the way we view things. May we choose to view our circumstances through a lens of love and positivity and as we do that, may we extend that love and positivity to others.

God Bless You.

Nana Agyeiwaa Nyameba

P. S. Have you listened to Promises? Do you think it is fire??

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