A colleague messaged me at 12 midnight to say in advance that she won’t be able to attend our weekly wrap up meeting the next morning. May family emergency daw and hindi rin sya maka-concentrate.
I only saw the message this morning. Immediately I replied with “sana ok lang kayo dyan!” and “praying for you!” Then immediately my mind is on my meeting.
I was rebuked.
I suddenly felt a sense of urgency and realised I am not actually praying for them— I was just saying I am for the sake of it.
So I paused, prayed for her and her family, deleted my message and replaced it with “prayed for you!”
Let’s not be Christians by words alone; let’s be Christians by actions.
Guilty ako kasi madalas ko yun ginagawa.
Saying: “will pray for you!” tapos wala namang follow-up. Masabi lang.
Iniisip ko, ok na yun alam na ni Lord laman ng puso ko. Hahaha! Pero mali pala yun!
Yes, intention is important, but so is action.
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. — James 2:26
But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. — James 2:18