The most important thing we can do with our faith is to be “in living color.”
This is in reference to living out the Gospel and putting into practice what we are called to do!
It’s easy for us to gain more knowledge, learn more information and NOT live it out practically. Paul said that knowledge (by itself) puffs up but love builds up (2 Corinthians 8:1.).
Our constant challenge will be to practice what we believe, even when it’s uncomfortable for us. To walk out our convictions when it costs us something. This is “in living color” with the view that we owe others the love of God (Romans 13:8) and that our lives purpose is in what we GIVE, not in what we GET!
“But don’t just listen to God’s Word. You must do what it says. Otherwise you are only fooling yourselves.”James 1:22
Notice the power of the Gospel is in living it, not just learning it!
At some point, all of us are required to do something with the information we already have. I heard a Pastor say, “When someone is drowning, they don’t need the Greek word for life raft; they NEED THE LIFE RAFT!
It’s easy to make a point; however, we are called to MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
This happens when we choose to be “in living color” by connecting ourselves to others and giving them an open heart that is touched by Jesus! Sincerity and humility are attached to us loving people and through our brokenness when we exhibit the Gospel.
Let’s choose to:
#1. Love the unlovable and our enemies.
#2. Forgive those who have done us wrong.
#3. Receive the Peace of God to handle stress connected to others.
#4. Receive Peace with God to be right with others.
#5. Shine for Christ!
These five things are a huge challenge yet we are called to live them out through our imperfections. Our position is to be right with God and to be right with others. I believe we find our purpose when we do life this way.
Be determined to be a person who lives “in living color” thus making impact. Our moment is now! Our lives are before us. What will you do?
The life that gives to others is a life that continues for generations.
Have a great week and the best is yet to come!