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New Life Daily Devotion - October 22, 2011


Actions That Reflect Our Beliefs 
If the way you live isn’t consistent with what you believe, then it’s wrong.
Romans 14:23 MSG

Are you the kind of practical Christian who is willing to dig in and do what needs to be done when it needs to be done? If so, congratulations: God acknowledges your service and blesses it. But if you find yourself more interested in the fine points of theology than in the needs of your neighbors, it’s time to rearrange your priorities.

As Christians, we must do our best to ensure that our actions are accurate reflections of our beliefs. Our theology must be demonstrated, not only by our words but, more importantly, by our actions. In short, we should be practical believers, quick to act whenever we see an opportunity to serve God.

God needs believers who are willing to roll up their sleeves and go to work for Him. Count yourself among that number. Theology is a good thing unless it interferes with God’s work. And it’s up to you to make certain that your theology doesn’t.

Do noble things, do not dream them all day long. - Charles Kingsley, 100 Days of Prayer

Although our actions have nothing to do with gaining our own salvation, they might be used by God to save somebody else! What we do really matters, and it can affect the eternities of people we care about. - Bill Hybels

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen. - Peter Marshall

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

Today’s Prayer
Heavenly Father, I believe in You, and I believe in Your Word. Help me to live in such a way that my actions validate my beliefs—and let the glory be Yours forever. Amen


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