"And Then Some"

A famous entrepreneur was once asked, “What's the secret of your success?”
After a moment’s thought he replied, “And then some.”
Curious, the interviewer asked, “What does that mean?”
He replied, “I discovered at an early age that the extraordinary people did what was expected of them – and then some.”
Christians must do more than believe – they must behave. True, deep down belief in our heart will lead us to live and love as Jesus did.
Christians must do more than care, they must share. If we know of someone who is without and needs something we can provide we must share.
Christians must do more than forgive, they must accept. If someone has wronged us, we must reach out to them in love and let them know by words and deeds that we hold nothing against them.
Christians must do more than promise, they must perform. When we give our word, we must honor our word. If we “say it,” we must “do it” if we possibly can. And when we can't, we must admit we made a promise we can't keep – no matter the reason.
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to practice what we preach, to walk our talk, to do it if we say it, to go the second mile and to behave what we say we believe. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Matthew 5:41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.

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