Our actions speak louder than words. How we choose to act is a reflection of our innermost desires and selves.
“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.” (James 2:17-18)
How can we tell people that we believe in a living God if our actions prove otherwise? We must live in accordance to our beliefs.
As Christians, we have been given a pattern of faith. There are a lot of ways in which we can please God, but what He asks of us most is that we obey His commandments.
He loves us so much and those commandments are His greatest gifts to us. What is a gift if we don’t unwrap it and use it? We will see more blessings if we choose to know more about God in order to follow the life He has prepared for us.
There is a law by which heaven abides. The law is God’s word and He has decreed that we must do certain things in order to gain exaltation. There is no bending God’s law. It is irrevocable, unchanging and eternal. We may gain the blessings only through following the law and also through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. His atonement paved the way for us to be freed from the bonds of physical and spiritual death. What remains is our end of the bargain. We must not give way to pride and contempt and not be drifted away by the tide of men. Our actions must only be for the glory of God.
We must start to live life in a pattern of righteousness in our thoughts, words and deeds, that not only people but also God may be able to say, “That is a true Christian.”