Not with Words or Speech

Not with Words or Speech

Sometimes people think that leading others involves telling them what to do. But leading involves more than speaking; it involves doing. God knew this. It’s why Jesus came. The Word of God took on flesh; the One who spoke the world into being, became one of us, and lived among us. He shared our struggles, He shared life with us, and He shared the love of God with us. He offered us forgiveness and grace as He taught us what it looks like to love broken people and serve them in God’s name.

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. —1 John 3:18

Prayer: Jesus, we’re grateful that through Your Spirit we can show others unconditional love, grace, and forgiveness, as You encourage and equip us to demonstrate God’s love daily. Help us to lead like You, not in words alone, but in actions and in truth. In Your name we pray, amen.