Excerpt from Liveprayer.com's Daily Devotional--it speaks to Christian writers.
There is no question that if you believe something, or if you have a passion
for something, it shows in your daily life. Those who have a passion for
sports, live and breathe sports. Those who have a love for classical music,
will have a collection of classical music CDs and attend live events where
classical music is played. Those who have a passion for politics are obvious
when they speak about the political issues of the day. People who believe in
something, who have a passion for something, live that belief in their daily
The question I have for you today is this. If you have committed your life
to Christ, and you believe what the Bible says, do you live that belief in
your day-to-day life?
The Bible profoundly states that you will know a tree by the fruit it bears.
You see, a tree may claim to be an apple tree, but unless it produces apples
that claim is empty. The proof that it is an apple tree is when it produces
the apples. We can claim to be Christian, but unless we are producing the
fruits of a Christian life, that claim is empty. Some of the fruit a
Christian produces is found in the book of Galatians, Chapter 5, verses 22
and 23, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." These become
the outward evidence of our inward commitment to Christ.
You see my friend, the fact is if we really believe in the truth of God's
Word and in Jesus Christ, we will live out that belief each and every day in
our life. The more passionately we believe in something, the more
passionately we live out those beliefs. My goal today is to challenge you to
reflect on your faith in Christ, and how you live out that faith in the
course of your daily life.
LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO NOT LIVE PASSIONATELY FOR CHRIST EACH AND EVERY DAY IF
YOU REALLY BELIEVE IN HIM!!!