For as the body without the spirit is dead,
so faith without works is dead also.
Come walk with me, come talk with me
just take my hand today
let me lead you, let me guide you
quit questioning my ways.
I know you’re scared, you wonder if
you’ll ever see this through
but you’ll never know, you’ll never succeed
if you don’t come follow me.
I don’t have limits, I do the possible
I make all things right for the good
I can do immeasurably, more than you can imagine
if you’ll just trust me as you should.
©21 October 2019
Faith is not a feeling. It’s an action.
Is there something in your life you really want to change? You dream about it. You buy things that will fix the problem but never get around to using them? Maybe you watch videos, sign up for classes, pray all the prayers, practically beg God to change the situation, and maybe you even promise something if he’ll just provide you with what you need to do it.
Oh my sister-friend, how I can relate. It’s hard to step out in/on faith. Isn’t it?
But that’s just the essence of faith for the believer. Faith, without putting in the work, is dead.
In other words, when we put into practice what we believe, that is faith in action.
Sometimes it feels quite lonely. Maybe even foolish.
But, what if. What if we decided to just trust God for the outcome and step out in faith? What if we quit thinking about all the reasons we can’t do it, or it won’t happen, let it go, and just…do it?
The easiest and hardest part of the Christian walk is trusting God to do the work. We trust Him in the big things…that’s easy. But trusting him in the little things well, that’s a bit harder. Sometimes the act of faith is giving something over and over and over to God until we finally decide we can do the thing he has asked us to do and then we just do it.
Just. Do. It. Quit analyzing. Quit excusing. Quit over-thinking. Quit saying you’ll do it tomorrow. Quit holding back. Quit dreaming. Quit obsessing. Just do it. And see if God won’t come through for you.
Will it happen overnight or right away? Maybe. Maybe not. But the continuing act of obedience in faith is how we please God. “Without faith it is impossible to please God…” (Hebrews 11:6). Do you know why? Because faith takes obedience. And when we obey God, then he is pleased and he rewards us when we put into practice the very faith we boast we have in Christ Jesus.
Faith, without works—or the practicing of our faith—makes our faith useless.
And so I encourage you, dear friend, to put into practice that which God has asked you to do and see if he will reward your faithfulness to him, exceedingly, abundantly more than you could ever imagine even in your wildest dreams..
From My Heart to Yours,
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