Today's article will be the last in the short series, "To God Be the Glory". It is on how we can glorify God in our actions (I like to point out the obvious). I know you're thinking that this has nothing to do with modesty, but like I said yesterday, there are several ways we can glorify God, and this was going to be mentioned in the original article anyway. :)
So, today's article will be on our actions. Our actions speak louder than our words. One of the things that drives me up the walls, is someone who says that we should dress modestly to glorify God, and while saying it, is showing so much thigh, and so much cleavage, that any guy with any kind of morals will avoid seeing her at all costs. Our actions speak louder than our words. We can't just say that we're modest, and expect to be treated as such. Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven." We can't just glorify God in the way we talk. We have to show Him that we mean it.
Also, we have to make sure that our actions, not our intentions, are pure. It's not always the thought that counts. Sometimes, our good intentions are bad ideas. God didn't call us to have good intentions, He told us to follow His Word. Sometimes, I think we tend to forget that.
So, what are some ways we can give glory to God in our actions? First, you have to find your talent. Maybe it's baking, or card making, your reading ability, anything. Find something that you're good at, and use it. Use it for God's purposes. If you don't know your talent, go look for one! Ask God to help you. If you're into card making, you can use that to send cards to the sick, ones in need of encouragement, etc. You have no idea how much it effects someone when they realize that you care about them. Maybe you're a friendly, outdoing person. You can go and visit some people in the hospital. Or, just any time you see someone struggling with something, give them a word of encouragement. God gave us our talents so that we can use them. This reminds me of the parable of the talents. I'm not going to put it up because I don't have much space left, but if you want to look it up it's in Matthew 25:14-30. God calls us to use out talents for Him, and I encourage you to use yours to the best of your ability. :)
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