Friday, November 10, 2006

Living for Something

James 1:22 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)
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International Bible Society
22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

This morning I read something that made me think. In "Blue Like Jazz." Donald Miller, the author, said that one of his friends, "Andrew the Protester," had challenged him to "be" what he believed. He said that Andrew taught him that what we do is what we really believe--not what we say we believe.

That would have given me enough to think about for a whole day, but there was more. The passage goes on to say that living for something is harder than dying for something and that we "live for what we believe."

Well, I'm not sure that that dying for something is easy; even dying to self is a battle! But living "for" something may indeed be harder. It's about getting our faith from our head to our heart and from our heart to our mouths, hands and feet.

Prayer: Dear Lord, in this day, help me to live for you--help me to demonstrate kindness, justice and mercy--and the glory; may it go to you.


Micah 6:8 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society
8 He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.

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