Call to Action

Faith is an action – it is what we DO because of what we believe. My faith is often more mental and verbal than active. Having recently had the privilege of meeting Christian refugees from Iraq and learning of all that they have suffered for their faith in Messiah, I was hit hard by this article posted by Nancy Ryall of the “Missing Pieces” blog, in which she offers both gentle rebuke and strong encouragement. May our faith grow hands and feet!

Missing Pieces

not everyoneOur role as followers of Yeshua is to be an active role. Even the Hebrew language is an active language with the emphasis on verbs rather than nouns.  Yeshua modeled the type of action He expects to see from each of us.  He taught, healed, encouraged, fed the hungry, and admonished wayward leaders, even at the cost of His life.

Many disciples of Yeshua in our culture have devoted themselves almost exclusively to improving themselves and studying Scripture. These things are undoubtedly important, but there must be a healthy balance between improving self and helping others. We are required to meditate on and study Scripture, but it is useless if we do not also live it (James 1:22).

In His Sermon on the Mount, Yeshua describes those who will be welcomed into His Kingdom.

“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of…

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2 thoughts on “Call to Action”

  1. Thank you for sharing dearest friend and sister.
    It’s curious, as I have lately been praying that the Lord would use me for His glory. I feel like a potted plant in a pew… and it’s not enough. For me anyway. Anyways, I can’t wait to read about your experiences in Jordan. Love ❤ Lene

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    1. I love your analogy of the potted plant in the pew! So true! My own take: A true believer is like a baby bird – the instinct is to spread our wings and FLY! If we ignore that instinct and stay in the safety of the nest, we will never develop muscle tone, we’ll never soar with the eagles, and eventually mom and dad will have to KICK us out to make room for the next baby. I am really excited about the opportunities Abba is opening up for service here in Jordan – May I be faithful to use them wisely! Praying with you that He will show you where you can use your gifts to the best advantage, too. Love you, sweet sister! ❤

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