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Actions Speak Louder

Student-led conferences are a brilliant parallel to a godly principle that we are meant to walk out in our daily lives. The evidence of His presence is not simply in whether or not we can talk the talk, but rather found when we consistently walk the walk. Similarly, as students presented work to their parents, no amount of suave speaking could make up for a lack of evidence of work that had not been well done. Those who had solid evidence of consistent effort over time, were able to prove to parents that they were doing their job and working to accomplish their academic goals.

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” – (I Corinthians 4:20) Merely knowing the right words to say is not an adequate reflection of His presence, nor of His power present in me. Kingdom principles are meant to be lived out daily, not just discussed. Knowing the right answers does not determine our destiny; we must act and believe, giving action to our faith. Our very lives are meant to be a living testimony to the power of God present in us. One of my favorite quotes by Francis of Assisi is “Preach the gospel always. When necessary, use words.” What I gather from this thought is that my actions should do the talking. If I am living a life that is profoundly grounded in Christ, He will provide opportunities for me to speak. People will notice the difference in me, and ask questions.

Let His kingdom,Choose to Do Good

be clearly shown;

may my actions,

make His truth known.

Let every deed,

Your love present;

reveal Your light,

perfect intent.

May Your power,

be seen through me;

through acts of love,

done unto Thee.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You do not expect us to be great orators in order to share of Your great love with those around us. Thank You that You take us as we are, and utilize our obedience to touch lives and create opportunities to share our stories of how You have transformed our own lives. Forgive us for the times that we have not backed up our words with action, and help us to let every area of our lives be a living testimony of Your grace and power that is present in us. Let our hearts be ready to hear the words that You would have us speak, and our whole will obedient to all that You ask. May many come to know Your power and presence in their own lives through the consistent commitment to live our lives honoring You. Be glorified in all that we say and do. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

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Summoned to Serve

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We are called and admonished,

to do continual good;

for those who do as Jesus,

the word of God, understood.

Those who choose to do evil,

have not seen the heart of God;

rather, imitate Jesus,

the trustworthy path to trod.

Be kind to those who teach us,

show much hospitality;

for the sake of the Father,

side by side in unity.

Encourage those who’ve given,

their lives to serve our great Lord;

may He bless them and keep them,

support them in one accord.

To be church, be family,

care for sisters and brothers;

meet the needs that can be seen,

live, love and serve each other.

How we care well for our own,

our very testimony;

living life as a servant,

humble and faithful to Thee.

“Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.” – (3 John 11)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to show us how to seek and serve You. He did not come and place Himself on a pedestal, but rather He loved and served others, even unto His death in our place. Thank You that after You rose and ascended into heaven, You sent Your Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in the way we are to go. Thank You too, for Your word that illuminates our path. We have been prepared to pursue You. Forgive us for ignoring known needs that You prompt us to meet, and grant us Your eyes to see others. Teach us to trust You more so that we are quick to care for others, and help us to show hospitality to Your servants. Show us how we are each called to serve. May many come to see You clearly as we walk in obedience to all that You ask. Father, please show us how to pray, love and obey. Amen.

Anne

Anne

Dear friends, please also join me in praying for my dear friend, Anne. She was showing signs of kidney failure in the wee hours of the morning, and has been taken to the ER. Father, please be her Comforter, her Healer, and her Peace. Thank You that You know her need and You hear our prayers. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

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Your Testimony (via YOU DECIDE)

Your Testimony Your Testimony TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman Tuesday, June 07 2011 "I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony." – John 3:11 Over the last several years I have seen two distinct types of Christian workplace believers. One type enthusiastically teaches the … Read More

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