Posts Tagged ‘action’

10-4 Amigo

October 4th, 2012

Since this is October 4, I fully expected today to be C-B Radio Day.  Turns out it’s just National Taco Day, which evidently is actually Aztecian food, not Mexican food.

In 1520, the conquistador Hernando Cortez wrote to King Charles V of Spain to describe his experiences in the New World. In his letter he mentioned a delicious meal the Aztec inhabitants prepared with “tlaxcalli” or “tortilla.” It is the first historical reference to tacos. – From Punchbowl.com

So, that’s that.  And we know that everyone loves tacos!

Speaking of love, I discovered this great motto yesterday.

“Love God, love people, do stuff!”- Bob Goff

I love it more than tacos!  I mean , what else is there?

And since we are talking about tacos, which makes me think about fish tacos, Baja Style! Anyway, tacos and loving and doing stuff, I can’t help but to harken back to the Feeding of the 5000 and how Jesus instructed his posse when they ask him to disperse the crowd so they would have time to get to the restaurants before the game started, before nightfall.

16 But Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary—you feed them.” Matthew 14:16

If that isn’t an indictment towards us to act, I am not sure what is!

 

 

Passing Time?

October 3rd, 2012

I ran across this earlier this week, and I can’t remember where, so I am failing to give credit to the creator, but I still loved the thought.

 

“Vision w/o action is a dream.Action w/o vision is simply passing time.”

Let’s not just pass time.  Let’s take action based on our vision – which I hope is your hope and faith!

22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. 24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone. James 2 NIV

Let’s me intentional.  Lets not wander with no vision, and lets not let our vision be only a dream.  Put your faith into action and make the today something great!

 

Go and Do Likewise

September 30th, 2012

Some times I find myself wondering what I should try to do in my days as I interact with people and go whatever it is that I do.

Yesterday during the sermon at church I was reminded of this

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” Luke 10:26-28 New International Version (NIV)

So, I wrote it down for you.

I think I have written something like this before, but since it seems that I get distracted on other things, and sometimes have to check myself around what I am doing, I thought that it wouldn’t hurt to say it again.

That’s pretty much all we have to do.  So, Go and Do the same as you travel the road!

Make Sure to Work It

September 9th, 2012

I ran a Mud Run in town a few weeks ago.  It was  fun and challenging, but was pretty tame compared to the hard core runs like the Tough Mudder!  I’m find inspiration from those guys that do those hard core mud runs like.  I follow them on The Twitters to stay encouraged.  Last week they shared this quote from an old basketball coach that you may recognize.

“There is no substitute for work. Worthwhile results come from hard work and planning” – John Wooden

Yep, no substitute for work*.  Keep training and keep working!

 

20 Are you so slow? Do you need to be shown that faith without actions has no value at all? James 2:20 Common English Bible (CEB)

* well there is one substitute for work when it comes to salvation. 🙂  But it’s because of that salvation that we do work! and Work hard!

 

 

Repent and Be

September 9th, 2012

I read this quote a few weeks ago, and finally have returned to it to share on the Buffet.

As long as he doesn’t convert it into action, it does not matter how much a man thinks about his repentance. C.S. Lewis

It’s a good observation by a very observant man.  We can think about being different for years, but if we don’t take some actions – no matter how small, there will be no change in our behaviors.  The scriptures even point this out as they echo the repent and ‘action verb’ phrase quite often.  I am especially found of Repent and Live from Ezekiel and Repent and Do from Revelation.  But I guess I would be remiss if I did also mention Acts 2:38, as Peter calls to his listeners “Repent and Be Baptized”!

Today, take action, don’t just think about change, take a little step and begin to produce fruit.

Produce fruit in keeping with repentance Matthew 3:8 New International Version (NIV)