Action and Transformation

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I want 2020 to be a year of action. By making it so, we can make this a new decade of transformation.

If you have been reading along in recent weeks, you’ll recall that I wrote about using the new year as a clean slate. In that essay, I encouraged each of you to begin the new year with actions that will help achieve your best life (however you personally define that). I even shared a few action items of my own. But as part of the new year of action, I point you to the first paragraph of this essay and the two key words: ACTION that leads to TRANSFORMATION. That’s what I am thinking about right now, because that’s where the proverbial rubber meets the road.

I’ve written about this Scripture before, but the book of James reminds us that faith without deeds is dead. But deeds without faith are also futile. A Christian who follows the teachings of Jesus and strives to impact their world must combine both faith and deeds. A simple deed might be beneficial, but what mighty power comes from deeds fueled by faith? Jesus tells us in Matthew 17:20-21 that faith can move mountains. It is faith--the true, deep faith that transforms hearts and minds--that gives real, mighty, awe-inspiring power to our deeds.

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