Where is the Substance?
Cotton candy as we know it is a light, very sweet candy of threaded sugar, often tinted with food coloring and twirled onto a stick. But when you look closer at it, it has no nutritional value what so ever. It looks good, tastes good, but lacks substance!
For many who call themselves Christian, they talk the talk. They appear as if they are following God’s Word, yet like cotton candy, they lack substance. They don’t act on faith… They don’t include their faith when they making decisions on how they earn income, how they spend money, where and if they donate money, and when they invest.
James said it well when he spoke: “What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?” (James 2:14 New Living Translation)
What the World Needs Now
Substance has to be a part of your walk with Christ. Make Him a part of all areas of your life: spiritual, financial, mental, and physical health. In order to have more substance, here are three things the world is desperately needing:
1) Those willing to live authentically : Are you willing to live for Him? Are you willing to be the person God is calling you to be? Will you live a bold life full of faith or will you let fear hold you back?
2) Those who will fight courageously : Are you willing to stand for your faith? Stand up for your morals, values, and beliefs? Put your money where your morals are. Join the faith-based investing community. Become financially free so you can help more of God’s people. Fight the battle against evil!
3) Those who will love sacrificially: Instead of fighting evil with evil, will you fight with love? Are you willing to shine for Christ? Are you willing to put on your coat of armor each day and fight for your neighbor, fight for your friends, co-workers, and family? Do you realize the only way people see Christ on earth is through His people. Will your faith be a testimony or a turnoff for people?
This world needs more people like you! People willing to walk in faith, do business His way, stay true to His word, fight for His principles, and persevere for Him! He paid the ultimate price for us, what are you willing to do for Him? I’m sure it’s not living the life of a “cotton candy Christian”!
How will you serve Him today?