How do we Walk the talk, and not just Talk the talk?

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

Matthew 7:16 (NIV) By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

TODAY’S NUGGETS

Becoming a child of God leads to inward transformation. In 2 Corinthians 5:17, Paul the apostle tells us that “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” When we are saved, the righteousness of God in Jesus is imputed to us; giving us a right standing before God.

However, having become saved, God expects our lifestyles to reflect this inward transformation. In other words, we are required to “produce fruit in keeping with repentance” as we are told in Luke 3:8; or as the New Living Translation puts it, “Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God”. The question then is, “How are you currently living your life?” Are you producing fruit in keeping with repentance or are you a law unto yourself?

It’s very easy to profess your Faith and tell people about it: You just talk! It’s much more difficult to walk the talk by practising what you believe or what you preach. In 1 Corinthians 11:1, Paul said “you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.” What an awesome challenge that is! Can you say the same thing to those around you, those who look up to you and those who are closest to you?

TODAY’S PRAYER

Thank You Father for the gift of salvation and my transformation into a new creation. I ask that You enable me to prove by the way I live that I have repented of my sins and turned to You. Help me Lord to walk the talk, in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

    Pedro Okoro is a Professional Blogger, Copywriter, Coach, List Grow Strategist and Pastor. He is the founder and CEO of Astute Copy Blogging. He is also an Award-winning and bestselling Author. He is married with two delightful daughters.

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    4 thoughts on “How do we Walk the talk, and not just Talk the talk?

    1. As a youth worker I find the Corinthians verse very encouraging. In many ways it is the visionary map for youth work. However, I find the challenge for myself and possibly many youth workers, is less is best. We are measured on results, generally numbers and yet in this situation we are better off going for a lower number. i.e. Start with 3 or even only 1 and walk the walk with them. Jesus had his 12 and if he was running youth clubs or churches he might even go for reducing numbers in order to effectively disciple.
      What do you guys think?

    2. If the Christians are not walking the talk its not because they dont want to. Their teachers have gone comercial, and are not themselves taught of God. But simple persons with a negative sense value, their food is more important than life.

    3. But all s not lost,twitter can help us go back to the good old days when lust was unheard of and love was the order of things.There s time for that and more if only pride was done away with in the name holieness.

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