Actions Not Just Words

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I John 3:18 GNT; My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.

How do you show love in action? By helping others in anyway you can. Jesus said that if you have the resources but merely say, “I’ll pray for you,” and go on your way, that’s not love. Anyone can ‘say’ they care, but to really care, you help alleviate the suffering. Jesus didn’t say to do it all yourself, no, we are to affect our own sphere of influence, those around us, the ones God places in our path to see how we’ll respond.

He didn’t say, “Wait until you win the lottery or are fully vested,” He simply said to put action to your words and love like God does. Kingdom says, “I’ll give while I have little,” but the world says, “I’ll wait till I have more.” My friend, if you have that attitude, you will never have enough to give nor will God bless what little you have. What you do with the little actually determines the blessings on what remains.

In Luke 6:38 Jesus said, “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Did you see that? What are you using as a measure to give. If you use a spoon, a spoon will be used to bless you back with, but if you use a dump truck, look out, the blessing could bury you alive.

Father, may I be observant today to be a blessing to someone. Sometimes I miss opportunities that you place smack dab in front of my face. I can be so self absorbed at times, but give me another chance to put action to my words. I want to walk in your footsteps and be a giving and loving daughter. It’s in Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.

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