Today's the fifth installment in our Food for Thought series. We're looking at Romans 12:9-21 and finding specific ways to show our love to one another. We're up to the first part of verse 11--"not lagging behind in diligence".
This is one of the easiest ways in which to fail. How many times have we said, "I meant to call and check on Mrs. So-and-So but I forgot"? That, my sweet friend, is lagging behind in diligence. Every time we say "I meant to" is just saying "I didn't" but trying to make ourselves feel better. I am firmly convinced that, when God brings someone to mind, it's for a reason. If you think you need to call, stop what you're doing and make it happen. If a friend has a problem in her life that you've dealt with before and you keep thinking of what you ought to tell her, stop to write a note and tell her. It's amazing the number of times I've actually done that and had the person say how much it meant for me to say that at that specific moment. God's timing is always perfect, and our part in it is not trivial.
Be diligent. Don't lag behind. Most of sag behind, that's enough for one behind to have to do. =)
I've got a couple recipes for you too, but I'll have to check back in with those a little later.