Good deeds. Do they come easily for you?
Hey! Nicki Koziarz here with you to talk all about doin’ good deeds for your man!
When I was dating my now-husband, Kris, I couldn’t wait to do nice things for him. I was always thinking of a way I could sneak in a visit to see him by needing to “drop off” something for him.
One of his favorites was a cheeseburger from the place with the golden arches. So one time, in an effort to see him, I called him and completely made up a story of how I’d gotten an extra burger from his favorite place.
I totally did not have an extra burger or any burger from said place.
But when I offered to bring the “extra burger” over to his apartment, he was really excited. So I quickly scooted myself to the golden arches drive thru and bought him that burger.
It sounds so crazy now to think I did that!
Good deeds felt easy, exciting and simple when we were dating.
Fast forward 16 years, three kids, two busy businesses, a fixer-upper farm full of eye-rolling circumstances, and good deeds are often the last thing on my mind.
I don’t really struggle to do good deeds on birthdays, anniversaries or special celebrations. Those feel like a natural place for good deeds. But why do we wait to celebrate and honor the ones we love the most?
This is why I need our verse this week:
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
Hebrews 10:24 (NIV 84)
I need to remember that love and good deeds go hand-in-hand. So today I have a special title I want to give you and me:
It’s kinda cheesy but not as cheesy as the movie Mr. Deeds. Ha! But hear me out ...
“Mrs. Deeds” ... I think she has a lot of good deeds on her mind. Her name just oozes the commitment to love and do good. She is thinking of her husband in ways she’s never thought of him before. As she goes through the good deed of the day during The Husband Project, she can rest in knowing she is truly living out this verse, Hebrews 10:24. She believes in the power of love which flows from action. And because of her obedience to God through this process, good deeds for her husband will continue to be on her mind, even after this Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study has passed.
Mrs. Deeds is a good title. For you and for me. Let’s wear it well today to help us remember this verse and this process.
Reflect and Respond:
Does doing good deeds come naturally for you or is it hard? Read a few different translations of the verse of the week to help grasp what it’s saying. What is your favorite translation & why?