Thursday, July 15, 2021

1 John 3:18 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

1 John 3:18

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and in truth.


This verse has popped up a couple times the last couple days, so I figured God wanted me to share. I think this verse hits home for me because for so long, I would say one thing and do another. I would say, “Don’t worry; you can trust me,” but in all reality, you couldn’t leave me alone for a second. I would tell you whatever I had to to get what I wanted, and in the process, I hurt a lot of hearts and damaged a lot of relationships.


In the Book of James, he describes the tongue as a “world of evil” that is “itself set on fire by Hell”! That’s a really bold and scary statement when you think about it. But that is extremely true in my life. I could never tame my tongue, but thankfully, Jesus changed my heart. See, we speak out of the overflow of our heart, and although I couldn’t control it on my own, I found the One who could!!! I didn’t stop speaking evil until my heart stopped being filled with it! Jesus didn’t start by changing my speech patterns but rather by changing my heart, and the only way to do that is to admit and submit to Him as your Risen King!!!


Jesus didn’t just say He loved me, but proved it by His actions that day on Calvary! And He didn’t stop there; each and every day, He shows me how much He loves me and how I am His!!! Jesus is the Truth, so the only way to love in Truth is to be in Jesus!!! I encourage you today, ask Him now to help change your heart, and your speech will follow!!! One action in love is worth a 1,000 empty words!!!! Let the Holy Spirit guide you and guard your heart!!!


Be honest, Be open, Be vulnerable, Be changed, and most importantly, Be more like Jesus every day!!!


I love you all, God bless, Glory to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!!!




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