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Gratitude Challenge – November 27 – Thankful for Declaration of Faith

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**NOVEMBER MEANS: GRATITUDE CHALLENGE!!**

Remember, only 4 more days in the month and I would challenge you to continue expressing gratitude (even beyond this month!)

I’m thankful for the opportunity to declare our faith with actions AND words. It’s important for us to honor our word so people can trust us and know we are reliable. However, we also need to back up our words with action. Just as I discussed in the “motivation to clean up messes” post, intentions and words come up empty if we don’t support them with appropriate actions to reinforce those intentions and words.

 

 

So onto today’s inspirational thought…

 

“As Christians, it is important

to make a declaration of faith

with our actions

and not just with what we say

we believe in our hearts. 

People often say, ‘My heart is right,’

but people cannot read our hearts;

they can only see our actions. 

 It is important that we show,

with our actions,

what we believe in our hearts.”

–Joyce  Meyers in “New Day New You”

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My reflections:

 

Words are powerful, but if our actions don’t align with our words, they can come across as meaningless and cause people to question our integrity. I’m reminded of Christians who have their religious bumper stickers and jewelry, but whose actions don’t give any indication of those alleged beliefs.

 

We really need to make sure our words, actions, AND our heart beliefs all align and present a positive declaration of our faith.

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

 

Have you ever felt as if your words and actions don’t always line up?

 

How did or would you correct things?

 

Are you still participating in the Gratitude Challenge?

 

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