Words and Deeds Matter

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed,
do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:17 

 

If we focus on doing everything in life for Jesus, our lives would be more rewarding.

There is a ministry our church supports by the name Word and Deed. How appropriate is that name?

As Christians we are called to share God’s Word with others along life’s pathway. Yet it must come with action. We not only talk the talk but share and sacrifice with those along life’s journey.

This makes an enormous impact on those who don’t know Jesus Christ. They see Christianity lived out in action form. This makes it real.

Sometimes we share the things we do for Jesus. Other times we simply do things behind the scenes. We don’t blow a trumpet, we just do what God calls us to do.

There are examples of individuals/couples I knew in my childhood. They quietly visited others in the church who were hurting either emotionally, physically, or spiritually. No one asked them to visit they just followed God’s leading. And it wasn’t them I heard it from either. Usually, people blessed by these visits were the ones who shared about the visits.

There are so many ways to share God’s love.

This morning I spoke to a young mom who is busy from the rising of the sun to its setting. Yet she does what she does with God’s Spirit radiating within. And her tasks to do in Jesus’ name is to raise a family honourably.

Sometimes we think we have to do monumental things to please God.

That is a lie.

We can simply bring a meal to a neighbour, say a kind word to someone hurting, or bring a hand-picked bouquet to someone down. You never know how that one act of kindness will touch a life either.

As we aim to share the love of Jesus, we won’t run short on things to do and places to go.

When we get too comfortable in our corner of the world focusing on self that we become most miserable within. How could we not? God has called us to shine our lights for Jesus. That means the words we share and the thing we do for others. When we get our minds off of ourselves and onto someone else, we become like Christ in our acts of service.

As we follow God’s instructions (not mine) in the Bible, our gratitude will grow alongside our service for Christ. We do it with thankfulness overflowing from our hearts filled with Christ’s love.

What a great motivation for living.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart,
as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Colossians 3:23, 24b

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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