It seems that no matter where I turn to this week or no matter what I read it comes to this message: Apply your faith! So I pass it on to you: Apply your faith!
Don’t just believe on Sundays but also every single day of the week.
Don’t just call yourself Christian but act like it!
Don’t just say ‘Lord, Lord’ but obey him!
“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and don’t do what I say? I’ll show what it’s like when someone comes to me, hears my words, and puts them into practice. It’s like a person building a house by digging deep and laying the foundation on bedrock. When the flood came, the rising water smashed against that house, but the water couldn’t shake the house because it was well built. But those who don’t put into practice what they hear are like a person who built a house without a foundation. The floodwater smashed against it and it collapsed instantly. It was completely destroyed.” (Luke 6:46-49, CEB, emphasis added)
God’s word is not just a nice addition to our home. God’s word needs to be the foundation of our lives. We need to hear the words of Jesus and put them in practice. Every single day of our lives. Not just on Sundays and holy days. But every day. Especially when all is well. Then we are ready when the stormy days come.
And if we apply our faith, our lives will be different. If we practice what we believe, the Holy Spirit gets a change to change us/our lives. If we claim the promises of God and base our lives on the word of God, everything is possible.
Just think about it.
What would you do differently today if you truly believed that…
…you are forgiven and free?
…you are loved and cherished by God Almighty?
…you have enough grace to get through the day?
…God has a plan for your life?
…God wants good things for you?
…God will take care of your needs?
…God is alive, active, and abiding in you?
We are not called to a timid faith. We are called to apply our faith radically into our lives. God’s grace is wild and powerful. Don’t keep it locked away. Apply it into your life! Today! And every day of your life! And be amazed what God is doing in/through/for you.
Go! Apply your faith!
Pray. Work. Play.
Dream. Laugh. Love.
Relish life in Jesus!
Thank you for calling us to relish life in you.
Show us how to apply faith in our lives.
Show us how to live closely to you.
Show us how to be radical for you.
Come, live in us!
Come, change us!
Come, surprise us with you grace!
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: What would you do differently today if you truly believed that God is on your side?
Be bold and blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you relish life by serving Him with everything you’ve got!
Giving thanks today for
#371 wild grace
#372 radical faith
#373 life in Jesus
#374 the foundation of faith
#375 God cares for us
#376 untamed grace
#377 faith is meant to be lived out loud
#378 God’s promises are valid
#379 practicing faith is what life is all about
#380 God’s guidance 24/7
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