Do You Live like Like You Believe?

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Sometimes as Christians we fall into the mistake of having an attitude towards nonbelievers that if they don’t believe that they are just in rebellion against or have a hard heart against God.

Sometimes that is true.

But I think that very often, nonbelievers just want to know that God and his promises are real.  How can they know that if they don’t see the evidence  of it in our lives.

How can they believe us, who they can hear and see, if we don’t live like we believe it.

If we act like God is blind and can’t see the things in our lives that we are hiding from the rest of the world.

If we act like God is deaf and pray like it’s meaningless and just for show.

If we act like God is dead and act like our salvation was an effortless gift instead of one that was bought without pain and suffering.

Do you live like Jesus is still dead and buried, instead of living and victorious?

Do you believe that through him we also have that victory? Victory for today over the things in your life that are chaining you down?

Do you live, like you believe?

If not, don’t expect those you witness to to believe what you don’t.

 

Come with great power, O God, and Rescue me! Defend me with your might. ~ Psalm 54: 1

You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering. The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God. ~ Psalm 51: 16-17

I will sacrifice a voluntary offering to you; I will praise your name, O Lord, for it is good. ~ Psalms 54: 1 & 8

Create in me a clean heart, O Lord.
Renew a loyal spirit within me.
Do not banish me from your presence
and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and make me willing to obey you.
Then I will teach your ways to the rebels
and they will return to you.  ~ Psalm 51:10-13

 

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