What it means for me as an author is putting my hands on the keyboard and weaving words into an entertaining plot.
There are times writing is a thought process. Thinking about characters, plots, scenes. Think is a verb.
Sometimes I read to get ideas and to learn more about writing. Read is a verb.
I'm a writer. My actions produce messages of hope and inspiration to those who read my words.
I am also a Christian. Being a Christian requires me to love. Love is a verb, too. It’s not just a word I speak to others, not just a word I write. To really love takes an action on my part.
It’s what being a follower of Jesus means. Loving others without thinking of rewards.
Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying,
"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?"
Jesus said to him, " 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
"This is the first and great commandment.
"And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
"On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." (Matthew 22:35-40)
Prayer: Dear Lord, let me go through the day remembering that love is an action word. Let me be a blessing to others in my words and deeds. Let me love like Jesus. Amen.
How will you take action today?