Thursday, July 9, 2015

Love Is A Verb

"Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in His presence: If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything." 1 John3:18-20

Words and actions can indicate our true heart condition.  Whether our words be so incredibly empty or so incredibly full of life and power.  Whether we say too much, or say nothing at all. The Word declares "For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." -Luke 6:45

Therefore our words have the ability to reveal the purity of our hearts or the darkened state of our souls.  How unfulfilling the meaningless chatter can sound or yet how majestic and beautiful can the glory and praises resound?

Jesus never justified with His words His innocence -He died instead to justify us.  Jesus never rationalized His actions when they accused Him -Instead He irrationally took the brunt of the beating.  Jesus did not cry out or act like a victim although He suffered worse than any victim ever should.

His heart remained pure...

His mouth remained guarded...

His actions are now rewarded...

As He sits in glory and praise reigning with the God who knows everything!

by Dawn Mckenzie