Have you ever heard of these?
“Put your money where your mouth is,” or
“He can talk the talk, but can he walk the walk?”
Both of these sayings mean we expect someone to give proof of his/her belief by their actions. These cliché’s put belief and action together. In the spiritual realm, we call it faith.
“…faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action is dead.” (James 2:17)
…”I will show you my faith by what I do.” (James 2:18)
“You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.” (James 2:22)
All through the Hebrews Hall of Faith, (Hebrews, Chapter 11), an action was accompanied with faith. Here are just a few mentioned:
- “By faith Abel offered”
- “By faith Noah…built an ark”
- “By faith Abraham…obeyed and went…made his home”
- “By faith Moses’ parents hid him”
- “By faith the prostitute Rahab…welcomed the spies”
Why is faith so important?
Because “without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
Are you living by faith?
What actions prove that you are?
If you are not living by faith, what do you need to do?
“No situation exists that someone hasn’t faced before. God loves right where we are. As you turn to Him and take your first step of faith, He is already there, working through your situation, transforming your life and giving you a victorious future with Him. At times, God calls us to do something right now. When He does, we must act immediately and not be surprised by the wonderful miracles He has in store for us.” – Anita Corrine Donihue, When I Hear His Call