Day 325 –
If we’re going to talk the Christian talk we better walk the Christian walk.
1 John 2:4-6 “Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.”
‘Think before you speak,‘ I’ve been told this more times than I’d like to count.
In most contexts it was so I didn’t say something I would later regret. It’s like the toothpaste scenario, what comes out of the tube will never be able to go back in.
Yet today, those same words, ‘Think before you speak,’ are meant by me for words that you may regret but words that boast Jesus when your actions deny Him.
Think about this, are your actions representing Jesus well? Many times we turn people away from Christ because our words don’t reflect our actions or our actions don’t reflect our words.
We aren’t here just for people to hear about Jesus but to also see Jesus in us.
Our mama’s got this one right, ‘Actions speak louder than words,’ and in this case if our actions don’t reflect the words we are speaking then our actions will turn people away without even hearing our words.
If you Love Jesus then Love like Jesus.
All people. Even your enemies.
Don’t gossip or put down, instead encourage and remain true. Stay away from false accusations and manipulation of the Bible. Stand firm on the Whole Word of God. When someone’s doing good for the Kingdom of Heaven encourage them in the work they are doing instead of being jealous of them. Help them to grow the good into something Great.
Let the picture of your walk speak more than 1000 of God’s Words.