Talk is Cheap

There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, "The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him, but his great anger is against all who forsake him." So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer. (Ezra 8:21-23 NIV)

What an awesome scripture, the statement “I was ashamed to ask the King for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king that the gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him” For me it says it all, TALK IS CHEAP!, after making a boast in your God, when push now comes to shove what do you do? We can say it, claim it, boast about it, but if we cant line all our talk with corresponding actions, then nothing much comes out of all our talking and claiming.

Right now, more than ever before I am putting action to talk! , searching deep within me to be honest to “self”, if I say the Lord is my Light and my salvation whom shall I fear? Then I should act like one who is truly not afraid, but confident in my Proclamations.

I know that even in this day and time with the economic down turn, the harsh and seemingly unfavorable environment and times we find our selves, I can say for me, my case is different, I can say despite the cry in the city that there’s a casting down, I still shout that there is a lifting up.Not because of who I am, but who’s I AM.

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