“What does it profit, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?” (James 2:14)
The book of James goes on to say, “Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” (James 2:18). We activate our faith with our works. Here is a good example of how faith works:
Many of us made the resolution that this is the year that we will get healthy and lose weight. We believe that if we eat right and exercise everyday we will reach our goal, this is our faith. So we get up an hour earlier than we normally do to go running or we head straight to the gym after work to workout for an hour or two, this saints is our work! The benefit of our faith and works is a slim and healthy body.
Faith and works is one of God’s spiritual laws, it’s how we came to be saved. First we believed in our hearts that God is our Father and the creator of all things and that His son, Jesus Christ, died for our sins (faith). Then we confessed this with our tongue (our work).
You can apply this spiritual law to your life right now! Perhaps you dream to go back to school, or start your own business; you can achieve your dreams simply by activating your faith. It starts with you believing that it can be done and then working toward making it happen.
I believe that God has placed a vision in you that you’ve been dreaming of pursuing. Pursue this vision knowing that He will also make the provisions to make the vision reality. God does not want an ordinary life for His people, make today the day you decide that you are going to move on faith. Allow your Heavenly Father to move forward with His plans for your life by believing and pushing yourself forward. May your faith and your works give birth to a more abundant and fulfilling life. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Written by Afiya Duncanson
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