I John 3:18-19 TPT
Beloved children, our love can’t be an abstract theory we only talk about, but a way of life demonstrated through our loving deeds. We know that the truth lives within us because we demonstrate love in action, which will reassure our hearts before Him.
Our works/our practices don’t save us. Our works/ our practices reveal us.
Most probably your practices flow from who you are and from what you truly value.
Our actual values are different from our perceived values. Actual values are what we practice(do) and not just give mental acknowledgment to.
I value serving others. Do I consistently serve others?
I value reaching out with the good news. When do I reach out with the good news?
I value drawing near to Jesus. When do I draw near to Jesus?
If you are like me, and don’t like the fruit of some of your practices you can change your focus…your mindset and your lifestyle.
I daily choose to focus on and practice the positive. Sometimes there is a battle when my feelings battle my faith. When I recognize the drift, I know I have to choose to lean in and not pull back. I decide, “Today I’m walking by faith and not by sight.” So, I position myself to give (worship) and to receive (His Grace).
Think—Spirit, Body, and Soul.. When are you sowing? When are you receiving? What are you giving to Jesus and to others?
Tip: Push pause and look at your life. What are you positively sowing? When? Write down your own practices.
I practice drawing near to Jesus, reading, worshiping, praying, and resting in His presence daily.
I practice going for nature walks, eating properly, and resting.
I practice listening to my gauges: My mental health, my emotional health, my physical health and seek help when needed, or I adjust my lifestyle accordingly without guilt.
Tip: Focus…Push into the good! Let go / shift away from the not so good.
Believe for a good harvest as you sow to your Spirit, Body, and Soul.
Galatians 6:5-10 TPT
Every believer is ultimately responsible for his or her own conscience.(life)
For what you plant will be the very thing you harvest.
The harvest you reap reveals the seed that was planted.
If you plant the good seeds of Spirit-life you will reap the beautiful fruits that grow from the everlasting life of the Spirit.
And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming! Take advantage of every opportunity to be a blessing to others!