What?? We not only have to believe in God, grow in our knowledge of Him, share His Word with others, but now we have to live our lives according to His Will?
Think of it this way: Without telling others what your faith is, would they know that you are a Christian just by watching your actions? How about your bank? Would they know? Would your records show just shopping sprees, bill payments, and groceries or would there also be donations to your church, food pantries, or other nonprofits? Would your neighbors know that you are Christian even if you never speak? Would they see your car pulling out of the driveway every Sunday morning with you in your Sunday best? Would your friends see you acting like a follower of Christ or would they see just another person of the world? If you are not sure if people can see that you are a Christian or not, perhaps you should re-evaluate if you are truly Living the Faith.
How can you live the faith? Well, besides some of the things that I mentioned above, God tells us another way to show that we are His children. There are many times throughout His Word that he tells us to help others. Here are some examples:
Deuteronomy 15:11 – There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.
Galatians 6:2 – Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way your will fulfill the law of Christ.
Hebrews 6:10 – God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
John 15:12 – My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
Luke 6:38 – Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Proverbs 19:17 – Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.
James 2:14-17 – What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
My question for you: What have you done to help those in need? Did you help your friend move or did you find a way out? Did you stop by your neighbor’s house to help shovel their driveway when you knew they struggle in their old age? Have you given of your time and talents?
If you feel that the Holy Spirit is moving you to do more, step it up and help out. Did you know that even a $10 donation can help a mother in need? Why not just send in the $10? You can do it by clicking the link below. It can do a world of good to help another person and you can continue to LIVE THE FAITH!
Christina Pritzlaff is married with two children. She has completed Early Childhood 1 & 2 classes, Infant Toddler classes, and completed the coursework for her Associates degree in Child Development. Christina splits her time between spending time with her family and working at New Beginnings. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children, camping, fishing, reading, and doing counted cross-stitch.
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