Good morning brothers and sisters. With all the working going on in my life, I wonder does my actions always line up? I am learning it is more than just words. I am learning that living for Christ is a lifestyle. He is changing my thinking and with that He is changing my actions. And as I am studying His word and applying it to my life, it requires a lot of actions on my part. When I do my part, Jesus does His. Oh don't get me wrong, He could do it without my part but the beautiful thing is- He wants my part. I am wanted by Him. So I opened the Bible this morning and I opened to 1 John. I just love John but act like Jonah. Let's take a look at the actions described here. 1John 1:5-10. 5- This is he measure which we have heard from Him and declare to you that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. First we hear from Him and then WE declare it. And whatever comes from God is true, faithful and good. See He doesn't have any evil in Him at all. 6-IF we say that we have fellowship with Him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. We can say it but unless our actions follow in line, we are liars. We must WALK with Him. 7- But IF we walk in the light a He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. When we walk with Christ there is a blessing- we are forgiven. And not just the little things notice it says ALL sin. Again we must WALK! 8-IF we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the trust is not in us. Every human being who ever was or who ever will be- sins. There is no way around it. That is why we must WALK with Jesus. Without WALKING with Jesus there is no forgiveness. And then we DECEIVE ourselves. That means we lie to ourselves. 9- IF we CONFESS our sins, He is FAITHFUL and JUST to forgive us our sins and to CLEANE us from all unrighteousness. Wow all it takes is ASKING for forgiveness and look at all the actions that Jesus does. He doesn't just forgives us, He cleanses us clean. It is removed. 10- IF we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, an His word is not in us. Well, I can't say that I don't sin. Because I do. Sometimes it is a nasty thought that I know is not right. Sometimes it is disobeying the Lord because I think my way is better. I sin. I do not want to call Jesus a liar. Because I want His word carved in me. I want to WALK in the light. I want Jesus. I need Jesus. How about you? What does your actions say? Have a blessed day. Rise up child of God, rise up!
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