For a few very hard years this word was my mantra.
The word means
-undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort
-undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear
But the truth is, I was often dismayed by everything that had taken place, and I did battle discouragement. I battled fear and doubts. I hurt and was angry, and sometimes "undaunted" sounded more like a mockery than a mantra, and I was determined to be real about all of it in these posts, thus the name, Undaunted Reality. More than that, though, I was determined to live undaunted, not because I'm so great or strong, but because my God is, and no matter what this world looks like, He is the only reality that matters.
I pray I live the reality of Him beautifully undaunted.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Faith that Changes Things

Make a difference today.

You don't have to change the whole world, just do something that gives the world an option.

Write a letter to a leader about something that concerns you instead of just griping about it. And write it with respect.
Send a card or a note to someone who is hurting, discouraged, or fighting a battle.
Donate clothes, books, toys, household items to a great cause.
Take flowers to an assisted living facility.
Buy some McDonalds burgers and hand them out to the homeless.
Hand out bottled water to the homeless.
Drop off a case of water or Gatorade at the FD.
Paint the fingernails of the ladies at a nursing home or assisted care facility.
Read books to a child in a hospital.

James 2
14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
18 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. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.
20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless[d]? 21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.


(Share your ideas. The more ideas, the more change we can create!)

1 comment:

  1. Mow the lawn of a neighbor who is going through a difficult time or who just can't get out to do it anymore. Take cookies to the local school for the teachers. Send a small gift card anonymously to someone going through a financially difficult time so they can have a treat they normal can't afford. Write a handwritten note to anyone.