That right word. You need just the right word. Have you been in an argument and you look for just the right word to make your point? When it comes to you, BAM! Whoo! And don’t you love it when that happens! Words are important. They can get you in trouble too. Ever said something and as the words are coming out of your mouth, you’re already wishing you could take them back…but you can’t. Words are how we communicate, how we let others know what we are thinking and feeling. You can learn a lot about a person by listening to them talk about themselves.
The Bible is like that. It’s sometimes called the Word of God. It communicates to us what God thinks and feels. It reveals God’s character, shows us what he is like, who he is. Wow. That’s pretty amazing…God has given us a book in which he allows us to get to know him.
Who is God? What’s he like? What’s he think about you? His words are available to everyone in just about any media you can name. Anywhere. Anytime.
For the word of God is alive and powerful. Hebrews 4
Some people are all talk. They talk about who they are are and what they’re going to do, but they never do anything. I bet you’ve had a friend like that. The one who says she’s going to help you, the one who says she cares about you. Yet, nothing ever happens. Ever.
You must show the world something not just tell them about it.
You’ve heard the expression “actions speak louder than words.” It’s true. If you’re going to say it then carry it out…or, as my mom would say, “Don’t say it in the first place. Just hush up.”
The Bible says that’s the way it should be with your faith. James, a Christian writer, says:
Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2
That’s a pretty strong statement. He’s saying if you’re just going to talk about your faith and you never put it into action, it’s useless. It’s pointless, ineffective…it’s a dud. You have faith? Then you should be acting like it; people should see it in the life you live. How you live your life reflects the faith you have in your heart.
How strong is your faith? Now, think about your life. Is that faith displayed in your life? If not, how might you change that?