Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Do As You Say You Will Do

“When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not fulfill it.” 
(Ecclesiastes 5:4-5)

Back in the day your word meant everything.  A handshake was all that was required; but, in today’s world, a handshake doesn’t go nearly as far as that credit card does. It used to be if you went to the grocery store and forgot your wallet, they’d let you take the groceries and come back later to pay them or they you could ‘put on my tab’.  Don’t try that today; they will look at you like you are crazy.

It’s sad that even religion has taken that same mentality.  Family used to always go to Church on Sunday, get dressed up in their Sunday best and make a day out of it.  They all spoke of the gospel, they all helped and supported each other when they were in need, and their word was actually worth something.  Today, so many young children don’t have the experience of Sunday Bible School and growing up with the word of God and the belief of Jesus.  I know that is one thing I regretting with my own children, and if I could change that I certainly would.  When you go to Church today, everyone is dressed in their jeans and football jersey’s.  You don’t even have to go to Church to watch the sermons; you can catch them on live webinars, facebook video’s, or podcasts. So things are definitely changing in today’s society when it comes to Church.

One thing though that should never change is your promise to God.  If you are going through a tough situation and you then pray to God, “Get me through this, and then I will start going to Church Lord.”  You need to keep your word.  Don’t put it off, do as you say.  When you act on His Will and prove that your word means something, you will be rewarded.  The more you give, the more you will receive!  Your word stands for you, your beliefs, and your trustworthiness.  Be the person God created you to be!  Keep your word, not only to God, but to everyone!  

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