Iâ€™m Sure youâ€™ve heard the Bible text â€œfaith without works is dead.â€ implying that If we donâ€™t put our faith into action, itâ€™s not really faith, itâ€™s just nice ideas. You see, when God truly does a work in our lives, it affects everything about us. It affects our words, our thoughts and our deeds or actions.
How do you know someone is generous? By their generous deeds. How do you know someone is kind? By their kind deeds. How do you know someone is loving? By their loving deeds. How do you know someone is a Christian? By their Christ-like deeds. Can people tell by your actions that you belong to God? We all have areas where we can come up higher, but as believers in Jesus, we can be confident that God is at work in us.
Today, know that God is faithful and will complete what He started. As we invite Him to search our hearts and minds, as we surrender every area of our life to Him and put our faith into action, He will finish His perfect work in us!
â€œAnd I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.â€(Philemon 1:6, NLT)
Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for changing me, for making me more like You. Father, I invite Your love to do a work in my heart, so that I wonâ€™t be someone who just talks the talks, but also walks the walks, reflecting You in every deed that I do in, Christâ€™s Name! Amen
- Post authorBy Pastor Ray Patrick
- Post date16th April 2020
- No Commentson Be A Reflector Not Just A Light
Growing up, all I heard from family and close friends was that I looked and behaved like my father. From my walk to my talk I reflected him. When we reflect something, we are exhibiting its likeness.We are displaying its characteristics. Like a mirror, the Bible tells us that we should reflect the character and likeness of Jesus. We should have His same walk and talk.
That may sound impossible; after all, Jesus was the Son of God. But remember, when we accept Him as our Lord and Saviour, the Bible says, â€œwe become sons and daughters of God,â€ too. We become empoweredby the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead. That means we have the same power, the same spirit of humility, the same strength, and the same love on the inside. We are equipped to do what He did. What did He do? Scripture says that Jesus went arounddoing good and bringing healing to others; physically, spiritually and emotionally.
Today, open the door for God to work in your life. Humbly invite Him in. Let that be your goal todayâ€”open your heart to Him, Let His mind be your mind, so you can reflect Him in your attitude and actions!
â€œHave this same attitude in yourselves which was in Christ Jesus [look to Him as your example in selfless humility].â€ (Philippians 2:5, AMP)(Philippians 2:5, AMP)
Pray With Me
Yahweh, right now I invite You to dwell in my thoughts, heart and attitude. I choose to follow Your example and bring good to others. God, help me be a pure reflection of Your love in everything I doand say, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.