Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. (Andrew Jackson, 7th USA president)

Jackson played a major role at the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812, so his advice is worth heeding. Gathering information and making plans are essential, of course, but there comes a time when the planning must be put into action. That’s a good lesson for all of us who may hesitate to move forward into the battle.

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth (1 John 3:18). Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead (James 2:17).