Actions Matter

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Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 5:1-6:25, Luke 7:11-35, Psalm 68:19-35, Proverbs 11:29-31

Daily Verse: “Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.” Prov. 11:29

Actions matter.

Mismanaging our time and energy impacts not only our lives but also our families. Whatever trouble we bring ourselves also affects those who love us. Eventually, we will become servants to those wise of heart if we don’t mature and grow.

“I’m only hurting myself,” justified my poor decisions in college. Until I realized the trouble my actions brought not only caused me pain but my mother as well. By God’s grace and her prayers, I saw the truth and began to change my ways.

What we do does affect other people. Whether we overindulge in drink, allow laziness to keep us from contributing to society, or let our selfish desires rule our actions, what we do impacts those we love.

Living a Christ-centered life puts our desires on the back burner as we put God and others before ourselves. We will become wise of heart when we stop believing our actions don’t matter. 

Don’t believe the lies; what you do matters to God and those who love you.

Lord, forgive us for thinking our actions don’t matter. Please help us make better decisions for ourselves and our loved ones today. Give us wisdom and discernment as we face life’s challenges, knowing all things work for the good of those who trust and believe in You. IJNIP. Amen

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