4/10 The Alignment Gap

Today's episode explores the power of good works that line up with God's heart and how that impacts others.

REFLECTION VERSE: So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Cor 10:31

Good morning Cornerstone. This is Pastor Terry and it's time to rise and shine. Last couple of days we've been talking about how Jesus had no gaps. Right? There was no gap between Him and the father. They were one. He closed that gap completely for humanity, really. He made it possible for that gap to be bridged. Let's put it that way.

As far as the gap between his words and deeds, there weren't any. That's what He could point to. He said “look, what have I said that I haven't backed up in my deeds.” It's a reminder that you and I also are to pursue not only a life of intimacy with the father, but also a life that reflects the reality of alignment so that there is no real gap between what we say we believe in how we live our lives. I mean we're always going to have some. But the goal of trying to close that gap is what we need to pursue.

Just got me thinking also about the idea of the power of our deeds the things we do, and how what we do really is an eloquent language in terms of how it represents the Lord's heart. A person who can articulate a faith, they have words but no deeds to back them up, ultimately will be revealed as not being able to touch others because there seems to be a lack of alignment that almost looks more like hypocrisy. The Lord doesn't want our words that aren't backed up with these.

So even today Lord I ask that you would help us to be a people who let our light so shine before others that they may see our good works and give glory to God. Help us to live it out. Live out our faith in Jesus. In your name we pray. Amen.