God created us to do good works – Prayer for August 2. God, our Creator, invited us to live and gave us a purpose to do good works. We can’t ignore this, because it is our calling. If we don’t do good works, our life is empty and meaningless. God works in this world through us, so we should act according to his will.
Bible Verse for Today
Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)
Irish philosopher and rhetorician Edmund Burke once said, “Evil triumphs only because good people do nothing.” That’s right. Doing nothing is easy, but also dangerous. Where there is no resistance to evil, it spreads quickly.
We all sometimes complain about things that do not go the way we want them to. But the whining does nothing except discourage us even more. It does not change anything because it has no positive power.
Imagine the chaos that would prevail if God only complained about what had gone wrong since he created the world. But our Father in heaven does not complain. He is kind and creates justice. The evil is powerful, but the good is even more powerful.
We need to stop and realize that God has chosen to work on this earth through his children – through you and me. His light shines in us. We can not afford to do anything. We must make our light shine by doing good in his name, no matter what happens.
God Created us to Do Good Works Prayer for Today
Lord, it is so easy to sit back and do nothing. But it’s much better to keep your light on. I know that you God created us to do good works. So please help me resist the evil and do good on your behalf at every opportunity. I promise never to hesitate and work constantly. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.