7 Reasons To Do It And Not Just Talk About It - Outline

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Proverbs 24:16 NLT

“The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again.  But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.”

First, taking action is your duty.

Ezra 10:4 GWT

“Get up! It’s your duty to take action. We are with you, so be strong and take action.”

Luke 9:62 TLB

“But Jesus told him, “Anyone who lets himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the Kingdom of God.”

John Barrymore, the actor once said:

“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”

Second, you’ll know what to do. . .if you know Him and His word.

Exodus 33:13 AMP

“Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You [progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, perceiving and recognizing and understanding more strongly and clearly] and that I may find favor in Your sight. And [Lord, do] consider that this nation is Your people.”

Psalm 25:4 AMP

“Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.”

Psalm 25:4 ERV

“Lord, help me learn your ways. Show me how you want me to live.”

Isaiah 28:13

“But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little…”

Psalm 5:8 ERV

“Lord, show me your right way of living, and make it easy for me to follow. People are looking for my weaknesses, so show me how you want me to live.”

Daniel 11:32 GWT

“With flattery he will corrupt those who abandon the promise. But the people who know their God will be strong and take action.”

Ernest Hemingway said:

“Never mistake motion for action.”

Third, we’re to take action. . .not just talk about it.

Exodus 14:15 TLB

“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Quit praying and get the people moving! Forward, march!”

1 John 3:18 GWT

“Dear children, we must show love through actions that are sincere, not through empty words.”

Benjamin Franklin said:

“Well done is better than well said.”

Proverbs 5:21 GWT

“Each person’s ways are clearly seen by the Lord, and he surveys all his actions.”

Proverbs 14:23 NLT

“Work brings profit; talk brings poverty!”

James 1:25 NLT

“But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.”

Fourth, God sees the actions you take.

1 Samuel 16:7 AMP

“But the Lord said to Samuel, Look not on his appearance or at the height of his stature, for I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

Proverbs 5:21 GWT

“Each person’s ways are clearly seen by the Lord, and he surveys all his actions.”

Andrew Carnegie said:

“As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say.  I just watch what they do.”

Fifth, inspect what you expect from yourself.

Lamentations 3:40 NLT

“Instead, let us test and examine our ways. Let us turn back to the Lord.”

1 Timothy 4:15 NLT

“Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress.”

Galatians 6:4 GWT

“Each of you must examine your own actions. Then you can be proud of your own accomplishments without comparing yourself to others.”

Sugar Ray Robinson said:

"To be a champion you have to believe in yourself when no one else will."

Psalm 18:20 MSG

“God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. When I got my act together, he gave me a fresh start. Now I'm alert to God's ways; I don't take God for granted. Every day I review the ways he works; I try not to miss a trick. I feel put back together, and I'm watching my step. God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes.”

Sixth, taking action. . .is pleasing to God.

Philippians 2:13 GWT

“It is God who produces in you the desires and actions that please him.”

Matthew 25:21

His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

John 8:29

And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.”  

John 8:29 MSG

“The One who sent me stays with me. He doesn't abandon me. He sees how much joy I take in pleasing him."

Matthew 11:26 NASB

“For this way was well-pleasing to God.” 

Titus 2:9 NASB

Urge bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative.”                                   

Seventh, taking action. . .brings rewards.

Hebrews 11:6

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

Jeremiah 17:10 GWT

“I, the Lord, search minds and test hearts. I will reward each person for what he has done. I will reward him for the results of his actions.”

Mary Kay Ash, the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics said:

“There are two things people want more than sex and money -- recognition and praise."

2 Chronicles 15:7 GWT

“But you must remain strong and not become discouraged. Your actions will be rewarded.”

Jeremiah 17:10 MSG

“But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be."