“And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him”. Acts 10:38 NLT
Burt knows what it is to “go around”. First he went around to three different shelters. He goes around to each piece of furniture to tear the stuffing out or from table to table to peer out the window. He periodically escapes to go around the neighborhood. You hear his distinctive hound bark first on one street, then the next. You may even periodically see him run through his own yard to give you a failed attempt at catching him before he gets hit by a car. You may worry that his leash will get caught on something and he will get hurt but you need not fear as he has chewed that off to prevent injury. Burt gets around.
Jesus got around, but unlike Burt, he went around doing good. Paul states in Acts that his purpose in going around was to do good and heal all. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and God was with him. Jesus started his day with prayer and then he got to it. He didn’t have a to-do list where he checked off good deeds as they were accomplished. He lived his life and went around doing good.
You may think that you don’t have any opportunities to go around doing good. You might be confined at home and can’t get around but you can live your everyday life as Jesus lived. You can start your day with prayer and be filled with the Holy Spirit and know that God is with you.
All those we meet are opportunities for God to shine through you. A phone call from a telemarketer or a scam artist trying to get your Social Security number are all God’s children that are loved by Him. You may even own a Burt and feel there is no hope but God is with you as you go around living the exciting or mundane minutes of each day.
Give your day to the Lord and see what happens as you go around because God is with you wherever you are.