Which One Defines Us?

James 1:22-24 - "Don't fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don't act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like." [The Message]

James 1:26-27 - "Anyone who sets himself up as "religious" by talking a good game is self-deceived. This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air. Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world." [The Message]





I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. ~John Locke

After all is said and done, a lot more will have been said than done. ~Author Unknown

The shortest answer is doing. ~Lord Herbert

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. ~Frank Tibolt

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. ~Peter Marshall

Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold - but so does a hard-boiled egg. ~Author Unknown

15 comments:

  1. Oh Rosel,

    This is what I see you do EVERYDAY!!! You reach out to each one of us on our comment pages in love, in prayer, in deed. Your words soothe our aching hearts because you encourage us and you comfort us just as JESUS would do.....thankyou for this sweet sweet illustration and for being a living example!
    I love you so!

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  2. @sister Loren: Thank you but I am a very much A BIG WORK that NEEDS progress...But I know by His mercy and grace, He will be there for me to help me out! God bless you and love you in Christ!

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  3. You are Jesus in your actions, and the love you daily show my friend. I love and appreciate you.

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  4. Rosel,

    What great scripture references and quotes that remind us all it is not what we think but what we do that will make a difference in the world today. Let us all go out today and make someone's day just a little more brighter!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  5. "Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned." ~Peter Marshall I love all of the quotes but this is my favorite! May we all act on the love that God has placed in our hearts!

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  6. Rosel, you find the neatest cartoons! That speaks volumes doesn't it?

    God bless you beautiful Sister!
    Beth

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  7. What a great cartoon to express how we so often act as if we think we are supposed to act but have no heart behind it. That is what the law will do, but Jesus changes our hear into one like His. Thanks for sharing this Rosel.

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  8. Rosel,
    You are so blessed my friend! I love you! Thank God HE loves us too! Your heart is often seen and heard!
    Love U,
    Bren

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  9. This is my desire, to obey what I hear and read of God's Word. To be Christ-like.

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  10. The scriptures are wonderful, the You Tube has a profound message and that last quote about the hard boiled egg made me smile. The message is loud and clear...we need to act like Jesus in a fallen world. Love it!

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  11. So nice to come across your blog. I have seen your comments on a few others that I follow and it is so nice to actually find you here. Lovely blog and really interesting posts - God has placed you in such an amazing place. Blessings to you as you live your life glorifying the Lord with your daily faithful service.

    Lori

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  12. Rosel,
    Just stopping by to say I am thinking of you today. I would love to have your e-mail address, so we can communicate more often.
    Thank you for your prayers. I am remembering you and your husband as I lift you two up to Our Holy Savior. You both work in dangerous jobs and I appreciate all you do.
    Your sister in Christ,
    Bren

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  13. My Dear Sweet Sister Rosel,

    Every one loves you! You are complete love in action, word and deed at all times. I couldn't have commented any better then what Loren said above. She spoke from her heart and her words are exactly how I feel about you too. This was an awesome post and the video was a great illustration to go along with it.

    You are an amazing woman and you truly do blog for Him, all for His glory. He uses you in such a mighty way Rosel. You always touch me deeply in my heart and are such an encouragement and inspiration not only to me, but to every one that you know and meet. Every one of your postings reaches out and touches each one of us and I thank you for that.

    I love you dear sister. I truly do.

    Hugs, Blessings & One Big Kiss on the forehead to you,
    Alleluiabelle

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  14. Hey Rcube, you are the best. I love reading your blog. Your words are being used by God. Thank you for being you. Thank you for sharing your heart. Sarah

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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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