Since we are currently working our way through James, I thought this post from Emily at Fearfully Wonderfully Me was just perfect timing. Comments close here; blessings and enjoy.
As my wise friend Rob once said–we are all role models whether we like it or not. The choice we have is whether we are going to be good or bad role models.
There are plenty of Christians who talk about God or what the Bible says, but they don’t always practice what they preach. I think a lot of us (myself included) are afraid to preach the Gospel because we don’t know what to say. We get scared that we’ll mess up, or that we won’t sound convincing enough.
Truly preaching the Gospel goes beyond words. Obviously we need to use words to tell people who Jesus is and what He did on the cross, but actions speak louder than words. They are what makes faith come alive. No one will truly believe in Jesus if they never see His love and power at work in our lives.
But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works (James 2:18 NKJV).
The greatest way to show our faith and how powerful it can be is to put it into action. Love is a verb and so is faith. We need to serve those around us and trust God and His plan for our lives. We need to follow the direction of the Holy Spirit and be bold in our words and actions…..read the rest of the post here: Faith In Action