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Commit to Your Faith through Your Actions

Although your faith in God may never waver, you might find that you still struggle with putting your faith into action. Whether you aren’t quite sure where to begin, or have responsibilities and obligations that overshadow your heavenly concerns, the importance of acting out your faith in your day-to-day life may get put on the backburner. Today, reignite your faith’s flame through your actions.

 

Here are 3 ways you can act on your faith:

  1. Retain your thirst for justice. Sometimes, it may be difficult to soldier on for a just cause when you are told no or the door is slammed in your face time and time again. Yet in Matthew 5:6, we learn that God blesses those who are hungry and thirsty for justice for they will have it in full. In fact, when Moses went to Pharaoh to request that the Israelites be released, he endured Pharaoh saying yes then going back on his word no less than ten times. Although this was disheartening and frustrating, Moses continued to act on his faith, knowing that God would deliver justice in the end—which, of course, He did. Therefore, when you are faced with an answer that seems to be a dead end, remember that you will have justice in full by recalling these words: “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him.” James 1:12 (ESV)
  2. Work to maintain the flavor of your faith. Just as salt may lose its flavor over time, your spiritual walk may lose its potency. The best way to maintain this flavor is by preserving God’s word in your mind and heart and demonstrating that commitment in your actions. For example, when Peter encountered a lame man outside the temple, he healed him, bringing that man happiness and peace and touching thousands of other souls during the healing process. Despite going through periods where his faith could have been considered flavorless, Peter managed to overcome those struggles and turn around his relationship with his faith. While you constantly work to maintain the flavor of your faith through your actions, hold these words in your heart: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.” Matthew 5:14-15 (ESV)
  3. Be merciful at every opportunity. One of the best ways to act out your faith is by showing others the mercy you want to be shown by God. When the Lord asked Jonah to preach a revival to the town of Nineveh, he initially refused to do so because he believed that the people there did not deserve to be saved. However, God brought him to Nineveh just the same and Jonah’s passionate sermon turned 120,000 souls to God. The Lord then showed those sinners mercy, just as he showed Jonah mercy for initially abandoning the job he was told to do. Today, remember to act on your faith by extending a merciful hand toward others—just as you want the Lord to reach out to you—and remember these words: “Search me, O God, and know my heart…Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” Psalm 139:23-24 (NLT)

Today, turn your blues to blessings by living out your faith.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Matthew 6:33 (ESV)

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B Moments, Easter

Celebrate Easter with the Cup of Living Water

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: John 3:16 (TLB)

Today is Easter Sunday, and I am rejoicing over God’s living water, that water we can drink from and never thirst again.

We know from the Scriptures that at the time of Jesus’ death, the veil in the temple was ripped from top to bottom. This ripping represented the free and unlimited access people would now have to God due to Christ’s sacrifice. Those people included the Samaritan woman who talked with Jesus at the well.

As the story goes, the Samaritan woman came down to the well with her pail and bucket to fetch water, and Jesus told her that if she turned to him, there was a water that he had, called living water, which would allow her to never thirst again.

Here’s one of the most poignant points in the passage for me. This woman had been married five times and was currently living with a man who was not her husband. However, that was not a barrier to her being able to partake in God’s living water.

When she learned that Christ was the Messiah, she forgot all about the water that she had fetched from the well because all she could focus on was this new living water. Once she learned about her free and unlimited access to the living water, she converted an entire town.

Who do you know who needs to hear that by turning to Christ, they too will have free and unlimited access to this living water? Let us spend the day rejoicing as we remember these words, “For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that anyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (TLB)

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So today, celebrate your Easter Sunday and drink from the cup of living water.

B Moments, thirst

God’s Living Water Will Quench Your Thirst

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: John 3:16 (TLB)

Today, I am thinking about God’s living water—that water we can drink from and never thirst again.

This thought came to me as I am still reflecting on Jesus’ exchange with the Samaritan woman. The woman came down to the well with her pail and bucket to fetch water, and Jesus told her that if she turned to him, there was a water that he had for her, called living water, which would allow her to never thirst again.

For me, the most beautiful part of the story is that the woman had been married five times and was currently living with a man who was not her husband. However, that was not a barrier to her being able to partake in God’s living water.

At that point, after having this priceless exchange, this woman actually experienced God’s living water.

The irony, to me, was that when she learned that Christ was the Messiah, she left all the water that she had fetched from the well and ran back to her hometown. Ultimately, the woman converted her entire town.

Through this story, we see that we focus on God’s living water at certain times of the year, like Easter, but we need to take a moment to let His water refresh us at all times. It is another way we renew our strength in Him. Let us cling to these words: “For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that anyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (TLB)

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So today, let His living water quench your thirst.

B Moments, living water

Let God’s Living Water Renew You

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: John 3:16 (TLB)

Today is Easter Sunday, or as many of us will say, Resurrection Sunday. Therefore, I am thinking about God’s living water—that water we can drink from and never thirst again.

The idea of God’s living water began intriguing me because I am continuing to study the passage detailing Jesus’ exchange with the Samaritan woman. At the well, Jesus told the woman all about living water.

She came down to the well with her pail and bucket to fetch water, and Jesus told her that if she turned to him, there was a water that he had, called living water, which would allow her to never thirst again.

This woman, as I will often remind everyone, had been married five times and was currently living with a man who was not her husband. However, that was not a barrier to her being able to partake in God’s living water.

At that point, after having this beautiful exchange, this woman actually experienced God’s living water.

When she learned that Christ was the Messiah, she left all the water that she had fetched from the well and ran back to get her entire town. If you’ve been listening during the week, you know that this woman, a Samaritan woman living in sin, converted an entire town.

Through this story, we see what is possible when we hold true to the living water when Christ gives us the opportunity. The words that I will cling to simply are, “For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that anyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (TLB)

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So today, celebrate your Easter Sunday and hold onto that living water.