Consistency in thought and action is but another name for integrity, that unchanging quality that lives the truth and wears the gospel as a comfortable garment. With God there is “no variation or the slightest hint of change” Jas 1.17. Neither should his people show weakness in faith or wariness before God’s purpose and mission.
God especially values the little people. They are the buttresses of his kingdom. They don’t make headlines, but they do make things happen.
Once we are enlivened by God’s word, we ourselves become able to enliven others by that same word. The power of the Spirit that stirs in us emanates outward through our words and actions to transform those ready to receive him. Let us be aware of those willing to know God’s word and open to his power, that we might concentrate our efforts to bring forth living fruit in his kingdom.
Repentance signals a positive step in the most negative of situations—the overpowering of sin.