If I never utter another word, would people know that I am a follower of Christ? If I never attend another church service, would others know that I am a follower of Christ? Can others see my faith, heart, love through my actions?
Our actions, tell others of the state of our hearts and of spirituality.
What are our actions revealing about our inner woman or man?
The bible says that the fruits we produce are the only evidence that indicate whether we are followers of Christ or not, not our professions or thoughts, our fruits.
“Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.” Matthew 7: 16, 17
If we have Christ in us we will do Christ-like things; it is that black and white. Many times we profess to love Christ, but our actions say differently… The actions and professions of a Christian must be aligned and harmonious. We must understand that whatever is on the inside will always come out. Our inner person will always surface, no matter the countless ways we try to hide or suppress him/her; thus if we desire to bear good fruit, we must be made a good tree through daily submission to Christ.
Daily we must die to self and allow Christ to work within us so that His light can be seen in our actions. Daily we must beseech the throne of grace for power, light and victory over self so that we may reflect the transformational power and love of Jesus to others.
The fruits we bear in patience, kindness, forbearance, and self-denial will testify of us that we have learned of Jesus.
So what are YOUR fruits saying about your walk with Christ?
What are YOUR fruits saying about the state of your heart?
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