“Your sermons last but an hour or two; your life preaches all the week.” —Robert Murray M’Cheyne
Obviously I am not preaching sermons, so I changed up the quote to fit for me personally.
“Your words last a minute or two, but your life preaches all week long”
I am a wordsy girl with an imagination
I loved creative writing in school because I go to whatever world I wanted.
I love that words can be woven together to create a beautiful work of art.
However, words can also be deceptive
Words can be used to paint a false picture of who we are.
The quote above (in whichever format fits you best) pierced my heart as I asked the painful question…what does my life preach?
We’ve all heard “actions speak louder than words” and so often this is true.
My actions can either validate or invalidate my words.
It’s humbling to have people value what you say; its even more humbling to have people value the way you live.
I want my words to validate the way I live, I want the way I live to speak louder than the words than run out of my mouth.
I desire for my life to display that I belong to Christ, rather than me having to use words to tell people
“This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples” John 15:8
“Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words” St Francis of Assisi