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Have you noticed that God characterized by action?
John 3:16 ESV “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 5:8 ESV But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Genesis 1:27 ESV So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
God is a God of action. There was a creation in the mind of God and so He created it. We needed someone to redeem us from our sin so He came and gave His life as a ransom. Sin had separated us from God and someone needed to take initiative so God did.
And a God of action wants us His children to be a people of action.
Go and do something
1 John 3:18 ESV Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
We should be a people characterized by action and not mere talk.
Our voices should cry out against injustice and hate and anything saddens God’s heart and our actions should be on the heals of our words.
Words hold no value without actions.
Matthew 25:21 ESV His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
Our actions are so important that God expects us to be faithful with what He has entrusted us with – our life.
God gave us life. Not simply to hide away because of we’re afraid or insecure, but to pour out our lives for the greatest cause in the universe – God’s glory.
Actions are like water gushing out of a jar. We have been filled with God’s breath of life and then filled with God the Holy Spirit, and now, God expects us to overflow with good works and not let it stagnate.
God expects our faithfulness with His investment.
Many of us, however, hold back because of fear of failure, making mistakes and looking like a fool. But God never mentions anything about requiring perfection.
He simply calls us to act.
Aim for excellence, not perfection
The title of perfect could only be given to one person – Jesus. And since He has taken that title, we can relax and act as God leads us with the confidence that He knows we will fail and make mistakes.
Jesus seemed to always look at the heart, not the results.
Aim for excellence not perfection. Trust in God for the results as you stay faithful to make consistent steps in whatever direction God is leading you.
James 2:18 (ESV) But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.