1 John 3: 18-19 Dear children, let us stop just saying we love each other; let us really show it by our actions. It is by our actions that we know we are living in the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before the Lord.
I remember being so relieved that the devil puts thoughts in our head.... and if we don't act on them, dwell on them that they belong to the devil... that I was not a bad person just because a bad thought popped up in my head...wow what a relief!! Then there is the flip side.... we are not good people merely because a good thought pops into our head... that after all is the holy spirit...and what makes us who we are is our actions...not our thoughts... now dwelling on those good thoughts is what leads to those good actions... and here in 1 John it tells us that "It is by our actions that we know we are living in the truth"... So today when we think we should do something nice for someone, or say something nice to someone... we those nice thoughts pop up in our head lets do something toward being that good person that God wants us to be.