A good brother wrote¬†that we must “move beyond the hypothetical and create the reality.” No what-ifs.

Take action. Do something. (Actually, do the will of God.)

Discard the hypotheticals and the possibilities and the fears and the imagined blowback.

Read and discover the truth.

Act upon it.

Use it.

Take it live.

Plunge into the grace of God.

Declare all the things that God has done, Psa 73.28.

Depend on the power of God’s Spirit. Launch yourself out into the deep, Lk 5.4.

Dare to believe that God will keep his promise to perform great things through you.

Speak. Touch. Serve. Live to die for Jesus, and die to self for God.

Take hold of God’s hand.

Strap his shield upon your arm. Wield the spiritual sword. March forward to win a soul, to rescue a life for all eternity.

And in so doing, save yourself. Faith-only potatoes rot. God preserves forever the moving, breathing, serving follower of Christ.

Be one of his.

Exert every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to” Lk 13.24.

READ: “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience” Col 3.12.

THINK: Compassion is a “feeling of distress” for the “ills of others” (Vine), which “results in action to remove [someone] from impending difficulty” (TWOT). Compassion was a mark of Jesus, Mt 9.36; Mk 1.41; Lk 7.13. His miracles were acts of compassion, Mt 15.32. Compassion also focuses on spiritual necessity, Jude 22-23. Continue reading

READ: “and how from infancy you have known the holy writings, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” 2 Tm 3.15 NET.

THINK: Faith comes by hearing the truth in Scripture. Faith has to have content: in Christ. It is the initial condition for salvation. What’s important is to believe in Jesus and let that faith lead us to obedience. Continue reading