Doing Nothing is Still Something...

Sometimes we can be frozen by fear or indecision that we don't do anything at all. But, as we see in God's word, inaction can be just as disastrous as making poor choices. Do you need encouragement to move forward today? Let these verses bolster your heart as you step out in faith today!

When I do nothing–
Something still happens.
And it’s usually not good.

When I don’t exercise–
I grow weak and flabby and…

When I don’t spend time in the garden–
It fills with weeds and pests and… 

When I don’t invest in my marriage–
We grow distant and grouchy and…

When I stop consistent parenting–
There is arguing and selfishness and…

When I don’t spend time with Him.
I’m quick to fall, easy to corrupt and…

There is no standing still. There is no treading water. There is no mediocre.

As John Owen often said,

Be killing sin, or it will be killing you.

Acts 20:28 Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

1 Timothy 6:20 Guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”—

2 Timothy 1:14 Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.

2 Timothy 4:15 Be on guard against him yourself, for he vigorously opposed our teaching.

2 Peter 3:17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness…

1 John 5:21 Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

Psalm 91:11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

Proverbs 4:13 Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.

Mark 13:33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

2 Timothy 1:12 But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.

2 Timothy 1:14 By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.

Guard–an action.
There is no standing still.

Still– is still a move toward…

It’s for Him. Or against Him.

No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. ~Matthew 6:24

I am preaching to my own heart today...

Kara Chupp

Kara is 19-years-married to her husband Jason, one of the funniest and most generous people she knows. They have 5 kiddos, 4 here and 1 in Heaven. They also have a muppet-like-mess-of-a-dog Penny, non-breeding Madagascar Hissers (who have had over 100 babies), chickens, fish, and a bearded dragon named William Wallace. Kara writes mostly about family adventures, adoption, grief, Heaven, education, books, and most importantly, clinging to God in everyday life.

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