Let Belief Lead to Action

TimeToActThere’s a gut check moment in the movie The Patriot. In this particular scene a young woman is standing in the midst of a memorial service to friends killed in the American Revolutionary War. She challenges the men of the congregation to act upon their beliefs. The US Continental Army was raising a militia and was asking these men to join.
She pointed out each man’s stated principles about freedom and how far they said they were willing to go to get and keep that freedom. It was then she said, “Is it now that your efforts are needed most that you stop merely at words? I am only asking you to act upon the principles that you hold so dear.” One by one, including the minister, these men rose to their feet, left the church building, saddled their horse and rode to join the fight.
I believe the Spirit is asking believers in Jesus to act upon their beliefs and join the fight today. Our brothers and sisters around the globe, especially right now in Gaza, Israel, Iraq, Nigeria, Sudan, and Syria, are being affected by war or war-like situations, some simply because of their faith in Jesus. Some are losing their lives, livelihoods, dignity, homes, jobs, countries (to stay would mean to be heavily taxed or killed by the sword) and/or courage to hang tight in the midst of it all.
Do you believe prayer (talking with God) can really change things? If so, it’s time faith translates into action. Will you pray like you’ve never talked to God before? Serious prayer, not before you eat your meal type of prayer. We’re facing real spiritual warfare. These people are being harmed simply for their faith in Jesus. Will we join the fight with and for them, at least on our knees? Ask the Lord to give you insight or what to pray about and then enter the battle for our fellow brothers and sisters.
Do you believe in the power of one – where one God can use one person to accomplish much? If so, it’s time for faith in action. Spread the word about what’s happening to our brothers and sisters to those in your congregation or “friends” on Facebook, Twitter, and emails. Ask them to at least join you in prayer.
Do you believe in a Sovereign God who can take you home when and where He decides? It’s time to put your beliefs into action. If God lays a certain country on your heart or know of ministries in these affected areas, ask Him what you’re supposed to do about it. Even ask Him if you’re supposed to go and be a source of encouragement…in person!
It is time to exercise the truth of what you say you believe. Let God use you to change a life, at home and around the world.
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