Someone said – I’m doing pretty good under the circumstances.
Another said: – “I believe circumstances are like the mattress of a bed. You’re supposed to be over not under.” – Yes, we live in an age of adversity with all kinds of circumstances swirling around disturbing and depressing.
Job said: “Man born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.” Job 14: 1
Jesus said: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Only Jesus can turn the tide and calm the angry sea and make a way where there is no way! John 16: 33
Paul said amidst his trials, negative situations, adversity said: ‘…thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ.’ 2 Corinthians 2: 14
Be encouraged we shall prevail and overcome. For He has called us heirs, joint-heirs and overcomers.
Judgment has begun with the house of the Lord!
Jesus is coming soon are we ready?
Children, let us not love with words but with action and truth
1 John 3: 18
Talk is cheap: “Actions speak louder than words.” ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’
Those in Leadership who seek minimum accountability for themselves and demand accountability from others and get away with it. ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’
Those in Leadership who see almost everyone else as inferior to themselves criticizing other leaders while building their own-selves up. ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’
Those in Leadership who show favouritism to a favoured few marginalizing the rest – ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’
Those in Leadership who lie, saying one thing to some, but different things to others. – ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’
Those in Leadership who seek to dismiss or marginalize people seeing them as projects, not God’s people that need mentoring and developing. Using them as a means to their ends, – ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’
Those in Leadership who are manipulative, lack transparency to get their way – who marginalize and victimize those that disagree with them ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’
Those in Leadership who surround themselves with ‘yes men.’ ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’
Those in Leadership who pile burdens on people’s shoulders and won’t lift a finger to help. Matthew 23: 14– ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’
If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 1 John 4: 20
‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’
Let us show our love to our family, friends, brothers and sisters in Christ by the way we live and what we do for each other – ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’
Many make promises but seldom keep them. God always keeps His Word so should we. Jeremiah 1: 12. He holds us accountable for breaking or promises
‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’
Many Christians do not walk with honesty and integrity doing the right thing, even when nobody is watching. ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’
If someone walked out of a store with an article and forgot to pay for it, he should go back and pay for it if he is a person of integrity.
You say you will come to church on time and reach late or don’t show up.
You say, I’ll meet you at the station at a certain time and you don’t show up.
You say: I will call you back tomorrow.” – You don’t call back or call much later with excuses – You lied!
Broken promises lead to broken trust, broken relationships.
A broken promise is a sin! God hates it!
How can you be trusted if you don’t keep your word? ‘Let Our Walk Match Our Talk.’
If God doesn’t keep his word He is no good! But He always keeps his word.
If you don’t keep our word we are no good! You are as good or as bad as your word.
You are identified by your words!
When people of the world look at you as a Christian do they find the difference?
If you keep your word people will respect you and follow your lead. Matthew 5: 37
Are Christians guilty of lying? – Very much!
What happens when people make it a habit to lie? – Lake of Fire Revelation 21: 8.
Is there hope? Yes! Repent!
Ask God to help you keep your word; be determined to keep your word. When circumstances are out of control – apologize, make facts known in advance.
Let me end with this scriptural reference:
Psalm 15: 2-6
He who walks with integrity and strength of character, and works righteousness, and speaks and holds truth in his heart.
He does not slander with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbour, nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
In his eyes an evil person is despised; But he honours those who fear the LORD He keeps his word even to his own disadvantage and does not change it for his own benefit]; He does not put out his money at interest [to a fellow Israelite],
And does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.
So help us, dear God, to walk in integrity and in the fear of You.
Let Our Walk Match Our Talk in Jesus’ Name!