Day 11: A Gift To Us

Dear Children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

1 John 3:18


I am sure you have heard the saying, “actions speak louder than words”.  We say that quite a bit around here to our boys.  My husband is a lot that way… and me, not so much!  I’m by nature a talker and he is by nature a doer.  But you know those people, the ones that make us better, that make us want to love harder, give more, help where help is needed, serve others, extend grace when the flesh in us says to withdraw.  Not because they tell us… but because they show us.

We all need these people.  They go before us, and come alongside us just as Moses went before the Israelite people and eventually led them to the Promised Land.  When the people wanted to give up and quit, turn back to Egypt Moses would encourage them, talk to God on their behalf and then speak his very words back to them.

We all need these people who pour love into us, show us by example, lead us in truth, those who show us a little more of what Jesus was really like.  Lets take some time today and thank God for them being in our lives, for them leading by action, and if possible reach out to them by sending a note or card telling them how appreciative we are for them.

I pray that each of us has someone like this and if not then I pray that God would bring them to you.


The Johnston’s

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