Live it out

You could own a guitar. You could have music sheets in front of you. You could get yourself a drum set. You could even buy a keyboard. You could dress like a musician. You could wear that guitar around you every day. But if you never play any of these instruments, are you really a musician??

Same with our faith.

James puts it this way: “You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless?” James 2:20 (http://bit.ly/2VnTiFg)

You can’t be a Christian and not live out your faith.


The aroma of Jesus

For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” 2 Corinthians 2: 15 (http://bit.ly/2VnTiFg)

I like this a lot!
You’ve probably sprayed from a deodorant can/bottle, right? That smell “floats” on your body and around it too. The smell can’t NOT be noticed That’s the point of it!

Today’s verse says we are an “aroma” of Christ. Meaning, we need to do things that draw attention to Christ.
What can you do today that will bring a good aroma to others?



Do you live out a religion or a relationship?
Is there a difference?
I believe there is!

When we “do religion” we are simply living out a checklist: Prayed. Yes. Was kind to another. Yes. Behaved myself. Yes.

But when we live out of relationship with Jesus, how we live and how we treat others is an outpouring of the love we have already received.

We love because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19 – http://bit.ly/2zvjtQg)

Like the woman who poured perfume over Jesus’ feet – an expression of love overflowing.
Who could you show love to today?



Wilfredo de Jess says, ‘Understanding can wait, but obedience cannot.’

We all go through seasons when we can’t see what God’s doing, or why. It’s really ok. Our God is kind, and so near to us, every second of every day. But He doesn’t owe us an explanation for what He does and doesn’t do, or for what He requires of us.

Just surrender to Him.

He knows all the answers to the questions you’re carrying. While you wait for Him to reveal more, enjoy spending your days saying yes to Jesus. Say with the psalmist in Psalm 131:1 (http://bit.ly/2RB8ZKW), and keep doing the next right thing.