What Are Your Actions Saying About You?
I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.
There is a timeless saying that has remained true throughout the years. Your actions will always speak louder than your words. Even when people aren’t listening to you they are always looking to see what you are doing. Your actions have a tremendous impact on people. They can hurt or heal. Your actions can bless or break a person. And too often people perfect their speech without actually doing the things they speak about.
Today’s sermonreminds us that people would rather see a sermon than hear a sermon any day. All of us are called to ministry and we have to remember that what we do as Christians has an effect on how people view Jesus and the church. Just because we say we’re saved or say we’ve been baptized doesn’t do enough to draw people to God. We have to do the work of caring for those in need. We have to do the simple work of being kind to our co-workers, family members, and even strangers we pass on the street. This weekend don’t worry about what comes out of your mouth. Take a faith check up to make sure that your actions line up with what you believe. Jesus needs you to represent him well.