If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
1 John 1:6
A mother finds her three-year-old son standing in front of his bedroom wall, a crayon in each hand, admiring his artwork. When she asks if he drew on the wall, the child’s answer is a sheepish “No,” “Are you sure?” “Yes.” “Well, who colored on the wall?” And the discussion goes on. Most parents are familiar with this exchange.
Words are important—but actions (works) are important too. What we say ultimately has to be verified by what we do. For instance, if we confess (say) we believe in Jesus, we will be saved (Romans 10:9). But if our actions (works) don’t reflect the righteousness of Christ, we reveal our words to have been untrue (1 John 1:6). That doesn’t mean we have to be perfect. But it does mean that our life will, in time, reflect the new person we have become through faith in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). When we become a Christian, Christ dwells in us and will be reflected through us (Galatians 2:20).
How has your life changed since meeting Christ? Let Christ change you by living His life through you.
Faith is the engine driving all our actions.