Read John 5:31-46. Has anyone ever told you that actions speak louder than words? It’s not enough to simply say, “I love you”. You must do something to prove it!
This is true when it comes to being a Jesus follower too. It is not enough simply to read God’s Word. Even being the best theologian in the world isn’t enough! It isn’t about signing up to a set of doctrines or articles of faith and telling the world that’s what you believe in. In the end, you must know Jesus rather than simply believe in him. And that knowledge of him – that being in relationship with him – must motivate you to do what God’s Word says.
Only acting in a new way, based on what we know the Kingdom values are, shows we really believe what we say we believe. Richard Rohr says, “We do not think ourselves into a new way of living. We live ourselves into new ways of thinking”.
The Christian faith is an illusion unless we accompany it with changed action and lifestyle decisions.
THINK IT OVER
Think about the following:
•What actions is God asking you to take to fully realise the power of the Holy Spirit in your life?