April 25, 2016

Told or shown?

Would you rather be told or shown of love?

Do you desire words of affection, or deeds performed?

Which is easier?

The answers to those questions are simple.

We all want to be shown.

To say, "I love you," is a lot of hot air— if our hands and heart reflect indifference.

That is what Jesus was explaining to Peter in John 21:15-19.

Peter wanted to just say the words, and Jesus told him that love is proven in loving deeds.

If you're going to say the words, then actions must follow as proof, or forget about it.

The recipients of your words know you love them if you walk your talk.

They know the difference between hot air, and loving sacrifice.

To those whom much has been given, much is required.

To those for whom much has been invested, much will be returned to others.

In every situation, and at every turn, someone needs tending.

Do you easily say words, and is your love all talk?

Or is your body a living sacrifice poured out for the weak, the stumbling, the needy?

Have you been given much?

In repentance, a soul is changed.

That woman, touched by grace, is radical.

Her walk turns from wide to narrow.

Night becomes day.

Talk becomes action.

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