Oh To Be Wise Meditations
I have noticed in my span of life than more can be accomplished by deed than your word. Giving your word is like giving an oath, and we cannot make anything happen on our own. Our word is precious and when we say we will do something we are expected to do to protect our integrity. But we forgot that only God is able to keep his word at all times. This is why scripture says, But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation. It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows. Don’t make rash promises, and don’t be hasty in bringing matters before God. After all, God is in heaven, and you are here on earth. So let your words be few. Our actions speak louder than our words, maybe we should let our actions do the talking so we are not ashamed. I have given my word many times and failed miserably, circumstance and pride got in the way. Even things like saying you will pray for somebody and you forget matters. For sure we should not make promises to God lest we condemn ourselves. But Jesus wants our deeds to come from faith in Him. Why should we help others and spread the Gospel? Because Jesus gave us his word and He walked it out
perfectly. He is our example for accomplishing powerful service to God. LORD, I need to spend less time talking and more time doing. Our word is like the clouds and the wind. When rain or action is needed, we do not have it for the harvest. Jesus, help me to speak loudly through my deeds that comes from my faith in you. Forgive me when I make promises I cannot keep. Help me to keep your name Holy not only how I speak of you but how I live for you. May the meditations of my heart and the words of my lips coincide with my service to your Kingdom.
Meditate Prov. 25:4