Let your life preach louder than your words.

“Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice.” Matthew 23:1-3, ESV

Do you tell others to trust God, but you don’t?
Do you tell others to have faith, but you don’t?
Do you tell others to love and forgive, but you don’t?
Do you tell others to resist temptation, but you don’t?
Do you tell others to pray and seek God’s face, but you don’t?

May the Spirit of the Lord arrest our hearts. May He convict us with His truth. It’s so easy to preach. Anyone with a Bible and a platform can stand up and talk to others about how they should live their lives, how they should respond to challenges they face, and how they ought to handle themselves. It doesn’t take a special person to preach. However, it does require a real love for God to practice it. It does require real loyalty to God to not turn on Him when things doesn’t suit us. It does require a real believer to live in the light of His truth no matter how uncomfortable it makes us. What good is having a relationship with God if it can only be seen publicly? There has to be a private conviction that’s just as strong. When we say how much we love Him, but our lives doesn’t show it, this breaks God’s heart. It grieves His Holy Spirit, and I believe it causes angels assigned to us to weep. God wants real love. He wants real loyalty. He wants real worship with our lives.

Prayer: My God, forgive my hypocrisy. Forgive me for every time I’ve preached to others one thing, and did another. Help me to practice what I preach. Help me to trust you the way I tell others to trust you. Help me to resist temptation the way I tell others to resist temptation. Help me Jesus. Strengthen my walk with you Lord. Help me to worship you not just with my lips, but with my life. Let my life preach so much louder than my words. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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20 thoughts on “Let your life preach louder than your words.”

  1. Amen forgive me Father when i fail you. I give my life to you to be a witness to your πŸ’Œ. I πŸ’˜ you Jesus

  2. Amen Father God , forgive me , help me walk in holyness, that i may please you and be an example to others, that they may see Jesus through me . i repent if i’ve been failing you in one of these area. Restore me and use me for your glory Amen…

    1. Forgive me Lord for all the times I mentioned to people to keep the faith, regardless of their circumstances. And at times I didn’t. Yes Lord I believe that Jesus died on the Cross, and rose on the 3rd day. Yes I believe that I am forgiving for my sins, if I confess them to You Lord. Thank You JESUS.

  3. Thank you God for this word today, it is all true. Our actions should speak louder than our words AmenπŸ‘πŸ™†β€β™€οΈ

  4. AMEN! I am Sooooo convicted there are some challenges in my life that I fall short time and time again it grieve my heart. thank you Keisha for this Word and Prayers. my LORD FATHER GOD It brings tears to my heart when I fail YOU May I bring Glory to YOU And not Shame I Surrender all Have all of me my GOD And KING my ABBA PAPA And Give me all of YOU. I LOVE YOU my LORD In YOU YOUR SON JESUS CHRIST my LORD AMEN

  5. Thank you Lord for your love and forgiveness! Thank you Holy Spirit for your love & reminding of where my eyes need to be focused on!πŸ’ž

  6. God please Forgive me. I’m so guilty of this. I’m qΓΉick to tell others how to live, but when it comes to me I do the opposite. Lord, Thank You for your Rebuke.

      1. Amen that’s me Forgive me lord. For not practicing what i preach help heavenly father give me strength.

  7. Thank You Lord for your conviction. Help me to see All People in your eyes of Grace as you have with me.πŸ˜“

  8. Forgive me Lord,strengthen me,help me in my walk.Make me a disciple more like Christ. Amen πŸ™πŸΎ

  9. Thank you Lord for loving. And for giving me. Thank you for the sister that sent this devotional to me. Help me father to live the life that I speak about to others.

  10. Thank you Lord for loving. And for giving me. Thank you for the sister that sent this devotional to me. Help me father to live the life that I speak about to others.

  11. Thank you Lord for reminding me to be a more disciplined believer of Jesus Christ. To trust in God words and to apply it to myself and my life. Praise the DOTK. Amen.

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