Faith Action for Today – Do Nothing

“The Lord will fight for you. You only need to be still”  Exodus 14:14

When we are struggling with something in life, sometimes the best action is to do nothing.  That’s right, take no physical action.  Instead, turn the problem over to God.  Surrender that problem to Him and say, “I can’t do this Lord.  I’ve tried everything.  I put it in your hands.”

“You will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory.” ~ 2 Chronicles 20:17

Now, don’t get me wrong.  If you are out of work, you can’t just sit home, binging on Netflix and think some job is going to fall on your lap.  Instead you probably need to brush up your resume.  God admonishes the lazy.

But for many problems, God instructs us to be still.  He instructs us to have faith.  Having faith oftentimes requires us to turn our struggles over to Him and “rest” assured in His strength that He will handle it.

Give it a try sometime soon, and see if His way is better than yours.

 

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Today’s Faith Question – What Are We Collecting?

What are we collecting?  What are we working for?  What are our top priorities?  A good gauge is figuring out what we spend the majority of our free time on.  That can be a tough pill to swallow, especially for those of us who are well intended but often don’t execute.

“Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroy, and where thieves don’t break in and steal.” ~ Matthew 6:19-20

cash building blocks moneyWe know that we don’t get into heaven via good works.  But as Christians, it is our duty to honor God and honor our faith and act accordingly.  Every day we should strive to make a difference.  If we are just living for ourselves, what kind of Christian are we?

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Faith Action Item for Today – Open That Book

But Jesus told him “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” ~ Matthew 4:4

Are you reading the Holy Bible every day?  If not, make a point to start on one book of the Holy Bible and read through it in one week’s time.  A book like Romans is a good starting point as there are many vital lessons for life presented there by Paul.

Another idea is with Proverbs.  That book of the Old Testament has 31 chapters.  There are, of course, 31 days in most months. One chapter a day for one month.

Are the words from the “mouth of God” worth 5 to 10 minutes of your time each day?  Start today.

 

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