As we read in the book of James, we realize that we are not called to just live the “ordinary Christian Life” but one that is fruitful and that makes a difference. Repeatedly, he is talking about not just being someone who just hears the Word of God, but a person who takes action and does something. The old fashioned term, actions speak louder than words, is relevant all throughout James writings. People in our society don’t just want to hear a bunch of empty words, they want to see actions backing it up. In a world full of empty words and empty promises, evidence of Christ being Lived out is what we cry out for.
So, if you are truly a disciple of Christ, what are you doing for him? Church attendance, bumper stickers, and Christian T-shirts aren’t enough. Acts of kindness, thoughtful caring about someone, selfless living, thats what shines like a beacon to others.
Lord, help me to take more action in my walk with you so that others can see the transformational work you have done in my life!!