Actions speak louder than words….
The question of life.
Would you like to look into your heart this morning? The portion that shows what your real focus on life is? Hopefully you find that you have a desire to know and serve Jesus. If your desire is to grow closer to God the Son and perform His will for your life then you will begin to see your true sinful fleshly nature as you move along on that journey. It is for our sins that Jesus died, was buried, rose from the dead and today sits at the right hand of God the Father and is making intercession for our sins. That is if you have been ‘born again’. If you are not and you leave the earth you may hear;
Mat 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
A revealing of who we are occurs as we live our lives. Actions truly do speak louder than words. Whether we are ‘born again’ or not will be reflected by our lives. The stronger our commitment to obtain something or be a certain person, the more we see who we really are. Learn from and listen to one of scriptures people the Apostle Paul and how his view changed as his life progressed. We see that as the Holy Spirit revealed and had it recorded in God’s word. The closer he got to Jesus the more was revealed to him about his fleshly nature and what was the purpose in life that God had for him. Let’s see what he said as that occurred.
After he accepted Jesus and his Lord and Savior and at the beginning of his ministry his response to himself was;
I Cor 15:9 “For I am the least of the Apostles…”
In the middle of Paul’s ministry his response was….
Eph 3:8 “To me, who am less than the least of all the saints…”
At the end of his earthly life just before Jesus took him home his response was….
I Tim 1:15″This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.”
So, how do you view yourself????????
Notice how Paul’s view of himself changed as his life progressed. The reason it changed is because he sought a closer relationship with his Savior and as that developed he learned an important lesson. We are special not because of our strengths as a person but because of Jesus working through us. It was not based on his personal strengths and merits. So once again, just who do you feel you are and where do you feel your strengths come from?
Have a great day in the service of the King of Kings and remember what makes you special and how to find it.
II Peter 3:18 “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.”