Talk Is Cheap
“They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.” Titus 1:16
I have grown up in Church my whole life, and I really don’t know a life outside of it. The older I became the more and more I see people fall away from the faith. People who I thought were rock solid and grounded in the faith seemed to go in a different ungodly direction. I began to look at others and point the finger and was quick to call out hypocrisy. I was quite critical of those who acted like they were doing right, but in reality they were not doing right.
I think back to the people in my youth group who our leaders looked up to as spiritual giants but a lot of us knew they were up to no good. I despised these people even though my heart was colder than an ice hockey rink. I thought I was doing better because I was openly rebellious as opposed to those who were living a double life. I became quite familiar with the phrase, “Actions speak louder than words.” I could have chosen to do what’s right but I took pride in my sinful rebellion.
I am grateful for Freedom That Lasts and the curriculum that is Bible based. The Biblical based program has changed my life and has changed my outlook. There have been times in my life where I professed God but my actions betrayed me. I sought to live for self and did not battle with sin. I did not engage the enemy but yet chose to be on his side. I am grateful for second chances and for a God who constantly draws me back. I was sick of my consequences but I was not sick of my sin. I wanted my profession to be real even in times when I was alone, and live a life that was honest before God. I became sick of living a life of disobedience and confessed Christianity but there was no evidence of it. God used the verses in Freedom That Lasts to change my life, and He used them to bring to light the hidden sins in my life.
Where are you today friend? Do you profess to be a Christian but have to tell others as they would not know otherwise? Do you have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof? Do you live a life of hypocrisy and pretend to hide things from a God who sees and knows all? Are you critical of others walk with God but yet fail to see your own shortcomings? I raise my hand as guilty as I ask these questions to myself. I pray that for God’s help in doing right, and I desire that my works prove my walk with Him. I desire to be real for my Savior and have a close walk with Him. I desire to be obedient and I want others to see me as a man that walks with God. I am grateful for the relationship I have with my God, and I amazed by His perfect love for me. It’s one thing to play church and its another thing to have a real walk with God. Will you fool only yourself and allow your works to deny you or will you fully surrender your will to God's will? In John 14:15 the Bible says, “ If you love me keep my commandments?” Do you love God or do you profess a walk that is not real? God knows whether or not our walk is real and He is the only One that matters. May our actions prove that we know God, and may our actions speak louder than our words.
Stay in the fight!