“Instead of asking yourself whether you believe or not, ask yourself whether you have this day done one thing because He said, Do it, or once abstained because He said, Do not do it. It is simply absurd to say you believe, or even want to believe, in Him, if you do not do anything He tells you.”George MacDonald
What we really believe is seen in what we really do. The quote above stopped me in my tracks last week as I read it and began to think about the way I live my life. This doesn’t mean I have absolute confidence in every decision I make… definitely not that. But it means I have some way to cut through my self doubt and find some assurance that what I’m doing (or not doing) is in sync with the heart of God.
Am I living a life that reflects the fact that it’s being directed by God or by me?
What exactly did I do today that He told me to do?
How has God instructed you?
How have you responded?
(These questions may sound rhetorical, but I really don’t mean them that way. I hope you’ll wrestle with these questions for yourself, and I’d love to hear your stories of God’s direction and your response. Use the comments section below if you don’t mind sharing.)