"Actions speak louder than words!"
This phrase really has its origin in the Bible. The book of James clearly states the principle that we demonstrate our faith through our actions. If we see someone with needs, it doesn't really help them just by saying a few words. "What good does that do?" James explained that unless our faith "produces good deeds", it is dead and useless" (James 2:15-17).
The Bible also declares that this principle is true concerning genuine love. Jesus said, "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments." (John 14:15). It is not enough to say that we love God. We prove that this love is genuine when we obey Him and keep our promises.
People in your life; who will say all the right words; at all the right times with no action; you should beware, because ......it is actions not words that matter. Don't tell someone; show them. Words are from the lips; actions are from the heart. Don't let someone's words blind you from their behavior. You are what you do; not what you'll say you'll do. Knowing something is not enough; knowing what you should do is not enough. You have to use what you know and take action. If your actions don't live up to your words; you have nothing to say. Let your words teach and your actions speak.
Remember that your actions demonstrate the true conviction of your heart, both in your relationship with God and with other people. Integrity is choosing over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy. It is about practicing our values; not just professing our values.
Father God, thank you for how much you love us. Fill us with your Spirit and help us to show your love to others; in Jesus name. Amen.
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