Looking Forward by Looking Back


If someone analyzed your calendar for the last month could they see Christ alive in you?

How do the patterns and structures in your daily/weekly/monthly routines reflect/reveal the priorities in your heart?

Is there a disconnect between what you say you believe and what your calendar says you believe?

Do I feed the hungry or do I discuss hunger? Do I give water the thirsty or have I watched videos about clean water? Do I know any orphans, let alone love the orphans? Do I comfort widows? Mourn with those who mourn? Celebrate the least of these?

Scripture: James 2:14-17 (NIV)

"What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead."

Further reading: Don’t do any further reading until you go put your faith into action.