Your Word for This Day: “Lip Service is no Service!”

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

 “The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them.” Proverbs 11:3


How many times have we promised to do things that we never do?  How many times have we told others “I will pray for you,”  and never prayed?

How many times have we promised to be at a certain place for a certain time and failed to arrive on time, or never even bother to show up?

Yes, we are all guilty of not being faithful to our words, our promises and our commitment.

We promised to exercise and get our bodies in shape and after a month, if so long, we drop out of the game. We promised to read our word, pray, give, change our diet, attend church more often, participate, and the list can go on and on… And never follow through.

We are people who give lip service.  We say things, but we don’t do things.

That is not Christlike.

As followers of Christ our words should count for something.

We must do what we say that we would do no matter what it is.  If by chance there comes a time when we cannot perform what we promised, we must be trustworthy enough to call and explain. Not just leave it in the air.

God is looking for faithful believers who can be trusted to keep their words and their vows.

Employers are seeking employees who can be trusted and who will be faithful to the jobs that they are hired to do – giving a fair day’s work, not hanging around the water cooler, waiting for the hour to come to clock the card.

We must represent Christ accurately on this earth. 

It is more important to be faithful than to talk about the gospel.

Be faithful wherever you are.  It doesn’t matter what others are involved in around you.  You answer to Christ.  You represent Christ. You are a believer in Christ. And so, like Christ you must be faithful.  It is not optional, it is mandatory.

Like Jesus Christ people must be able to count on you to do what you say you will do.

Let us get it right.  Let us upgrade our faithfulness.

Jesus Christ is depending on us to show the world who He is.  He is a faithful God.  We are his faithful followers.

To your upgraded faithfulness!

Diann J. Wilson

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