Some people talktalktalktalktalktalktalktalktalktalk so much that their words seem to all run together. They never even take a breath. While they’re chattering their heads off, your ears turn to stone. However, if every word spoken had to be backed-up by some sort of action, I’m sure then they would stop and take a breath—or two.
Heard the talk—show the walk!
You’ve heard the old-saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, Christ-like actions are more impressive to a nonbeliever than the number of Scriptures a person can quote, or the hot-spicy sermons that one can preach. You’ve also heard the phrase: Follow the money. Nonbelievers follow the manifestations. They are impressed when they can see Scriptures come into fruition—in real time—in real lives. Don’t tell them God will make a way without showing them how He makes a way in your life.
Action vs. Rhetoric:
- When nonbelievers witness Christians suiting up for battle instead of crashing under the pressure of adversity—that act of faith will get more attention than murmuring and complaining.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11)
- When nonbelievers see children of God moving by faith—not stunted by fear, that will make a sweet-lasting imprint in their memory.
Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’ (Isaiah 41:10 AMP)
- When nonbelievers see Christians walking in love in the midst of haters, the blessings that follow will catch their eye.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. (Romans 12:19)
- Nonbelievers might mock Christians, but when they see the devil fleeing, they’ll change their tune.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)
You might think people aren’t paying attention to the correlation between your talk and your walk, but if you are a Christian, you are being carefully scrutinized at all times. Observers are hoping that your relationship with God is real because (if they know it or not) they are searching for Truth.
People can tune talking out, but acts of faith will make a lasting impact.
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