Have you ever known someone who claimed to be your friend, but they didn’t really act like it. They said, "Oh yeah I want to do this or that for you," but they never seemed to have the time. Friendship is not about what you do, it’s about how you care. You do things because you care. If you simply say you care, but never do anything, you’re not caring. It’s the same in our Christian life.
When most people get saved, they pray a prayer. There is a common misconception that says, "If you pray that prayer, then you are saved." I hope you know that it is not the prayer that saves you. The faith you have in Jesus saves you. It’s not the words you say.
Knowing that, why is it, that oftentimes we think that loving and serving God is about saying we love God? Many times in our Christian life we live in hypocrisy. We say we love God and want to serve Him, but it’s not really evident in our lives. In John 14:15, Christ said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." Do we keep God’s commandments? Are we doing what He has asked?
I would like to challenge you, fulfill God’s call on your life. Don’t just say Christian words or pray prayers that sound good. Live out Christ’s commands and be real when you pray. Just like God can’t use empty words to save you from Hell, He can’t use empty words mature you like Christ. Let’s be real!
"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." – James 1:22