We Christian’s have so many opportunities to speak. In word and in action. Share a kind word. Act in a helpful manner. Say a prayer. Serve in our local church ministries. Go way beyond what we really want to say…or even do. A rejoicing attitude that everyday our best is never found in ourselves but in Jesus Christ.
‘We all fall short’ has become so much of a cliché that it seems to have taken on a new meaning, ‘Why should I even try’?
Shortcomings shouldn’t lull us into complacency but show God’s undeserved kindness to us all. “Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins.” (Romans 3:24)
Goodness and mercy following us shouldn’t cause spiritual relaxation but spiritual action. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” (Psalm 23:6)
Faith is an action word. “What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?” (James 2:14-17).
As new creatures in Christ, recreated from the inside out, we are no longer counted the same. “So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”” (2 Corinthians 5:20)
‘I’ll try’ isn’t that reassuring (to us or others), so lets make moves founded on the promises of Jesus Christ.
What’s your next move in Christ going to be?
1 Corinthians 15:58 So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.
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