““If you have two coats, give one away,” he said. “Do the same with your food.” Tax men also came to be baptized and said, “Teacher, what should we do?” He told them, “No more extortion—collect only what is required by law.” Soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?” He told them, “No shakedowns, no blackmail—and be content with your rations.””
Luke 3:11-14 MSG
John was the forerunner of Jesus, and his hearers clearly knew his message wasn’t just about intellectual assent but also practical action.
Just like these people, I heard the prophetic message and the immediately asked “what do I need to do?”, so also I should always hear God’s word and be sure to follow through with practical steps. Lord what do you want me to do? What do you want me to do now? What do you want me to do and how?
Father, help me constantly find that balance between believing in the natural outworking of my faith to action as opposed to performance Christianity which says I have to do in order to be accepted and loved. Show me today what to do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
what is "spark"?
Its a small thing - like the flash on a spark plug that hopefully ignites something bigger to propel you forward.