I have just recently found this poems message to be very true. We can pray, cry, and think about situations and it is not felt by the one that needs a personal touch from us. I am sorry to say I sometimes fall short on the action part. Sending flowers, a card or a personal phone call along with the prayers, tears and thoughts are much better.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Louder than what you say is what you do.
To profess without works is untruth.
To say “I love you neighbor;” but walk away in their need,
Is to say “I want a harvest without planting a seed.”
To say you care for the lonely, the sad, and the afraid,
Without cheering them is like offering a cake unbaked.
To declare you will pray and then you forget;
Is like saying you will help wash without getting wet
If you say, “I will help you,” “ I will do this or that,”
But instead, you do not, what good is in the act?
Words kind and generous are never to be laid aside.
Words that uplift always remain alive.
Words that truly love will water what is sown.
Words need action, they cannot stand alone.
Take time to do the generous thing in mind.
Make sure you do what you in word have defined.
Take time to love in word and in actions as well;
A great work is accomplished that glory and honor will tell.
Jesus did what He said, and He said what He did.
You too must do the same, for you are the body and He is the head.
Words speak loud, but not as loud as the deed done.
This is truth spoken from the Spirit of Word, God’s Son.
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Forgive me Lord when my words are empty because of my actions.