ACTIONS, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 7/26/19, (Found in my mail today.)
…your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over.”1 Peter 3:1,
Win Them By Your Actions
Oftentimes we try to “win” people over by telling them all about what we know or explain how they should act. We may have good intentions and really want to help people, but in reality, it’s our life of excellence and integrity that speaks to the hearts of others. In this particular Scripture, Peter is writing to women who received salvation after they were married and whose husbands were not yet believers, but the principle applies to every believer. The first thing people should notice about us is our love, patience, kindness, gentleness, strength and joy. People are going to know that we’re believers when we’re helping other people, meeting needs, and blessing people with our words and actions. We were created to make a difference in the lives of others through our love for them. True love is seen in our actions—giving our time, our money, an encouraging word. When you show love, you are showing God to the world.
Prayer for today:
Father in heaven, thank You for Your kindness which leads people to repentance. Help me display Your characteristics of love and goodness so that others will turn to You. Thank You for choosing to use me. I surrender every area of my life to You. “Father, thank You for Your Word which is alive and powerful! I set my mind on Your promises and choose to declare what You say about me. Thank You for Your faithfulness as I move forward in the good plan You have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
First off, only true Christians are concerned about the LOST. So if you have no concern about the salvation of the lost you might want to go back and check out your spiritual foundations. If you truly understand what hell and heaven are all about and that Christ Jesus is the only way to be saved, you will be very deeply concerned about the lost and especially those of your own family.
We all know that “Actions speak better than words.” In fact it was totally due to a young mans actions that I became interested in GOD’s Holy Truth and was saved in 1955. But that was only the starting point. The Word of God must come along at the same time or closely following the action. There must came a time in the experience of a soul that there is faith in the finished work of Christ Jesus for salvation and the yealding of that soul to Christ Jesus as LORD (Master, Absolute Authority.) There is no way around it.
Peter teaches us this way: But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear, 1 Peter 3:15
So if you really walk in the GOSPEL OF CHRIST JESUS, You should also learn to be able to share it as well in the Holy Scriptures. Actions alone will not set the captive free.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< (Back issues of “Worth Considering” may be found by a link at: www.Trinity-Aloha.org )