Actions Speak Louder Than Words

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

7 Nov 2018 8:50 am - Permalink | short:
Actions Speak Louder Than Words

I volunteer at a local, community food garden, which stands in the grounds of a local church. Yet we see only an odd one or two from that church, helping out in the garden.

With the Lord's help, I solved a problem with the irrigation, that had been plaguing them for some time, and it was such a simple solution.

The guy in charge said to me, "You must be pleased with yourself!"

I answered him, "To my way of thinking, all the bright ideas come from Christ and all I do, is follow through and act on them, and He makes me look good."

And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.1 Corinthians 8:2

Get over yourself and the pride of knowledge, and get back to what you truly ought to know, which is how to live for love (God), in the light of Christ, with all your heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely), according to His true love's absolute holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute equanimity, humility and cooperativeness, without a care in the world, like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish, and stop being religious or thinking that God is religious. For God IS love and love is not religious in any way, He is absolutely virtuous (righteous).

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love1 John 4:8

That same day, I was sitting on a break, with one of the other volunteers. He'd been looking for elbow joiners, for the micro irrigation and told me he'd looked everywhere and couldn't find them. There were plenty of straight and T joiners, but he couldn't find any elbows. I thought, 'just put a bung on the end of a T joiner and make it an elbow', but didn't say anything. Instead, I asked the Lord to help him figure it out for himself.

Later, he was helping me apply the fix to the irrigation system I was working on and commented that I was pretty smart for coming up with a fix that not only worked well, but was so simple.

I told him, that I follow the Kiss principle, Keep It Sensibly Simple.

He nodded his head, then suddenly perked up and said, "You know what? I could use a T joiner and just put a bung on the end to make it an elbow!" I thanked the Lord for helping him figure it out for himself.

He did that and when it worked, he was very happy, it made his day.

Do you want to be like Christ? Then get over yourself and learn how to freely cooperate with everyone around you, in the light of Christ and don't bother trying to preach to everyone, for Christ is always about leading by example and the true way of life in the kingdom of God, is all about teamwork and freely cooperating in the Holy Spirit, the community spirit of heaven. For cooperativeness, is a characteristic virtue (fruit) of true love and the simplest thing, can make someone's day and lift their spirit. It's all in the simple, little things.

For the kingdom of God is not in word (talk) but in power (action).1 Corinthians 4:20

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