But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. James 2:18
The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step
Many of us are walking on a word that was spoken by God, concerning us. But we are called to walk by faith, to get to the destination.
Let’s say you need money, and decide to get a job. The first steps include build a resume, thinking of where to work (retail, human services, banking, etc.), and apply for the job. The candidate would be called in for a job interview, if they are “on the radar”.
- A belief or trust in something intangible or incapable of being proved.
Faith works in the same way. If we are not active in our faith, then we have nothing to show for it. If we want to see the promises of God fulfilled, we have to be like James, and say, I’ll show you my faith by what I do. Each step we take in the Lord is a leap of faith. The first steps are usually uncertain and uncomfortable, which is why we need faith.
Faith works in the same way: if we are not active in our faith, then we have nothing to show. We have to be like James, and say, I’ll show you my faith by what I do. The Lord told Abraham, leave your family and your home to a place I will show you (Gen. 12:1). Abraham acted on faith, he stepped out on faith. He did not have anywhere to go, but he trusted God to lead him. This constituted Abraham as a friend of God (Jam. 2:23).
When our eyes are fixed on the author and finisher of our faith, He directs our paths. He gives us hunches, promptings, confirmations and scripture so that we are led to the places and positions destined for us.
God started us in the faith, and He can keep us, if we keep our eyes on Him and our ears to His voice.
Thank you father God, for your ways. Your ways are higher than our ways, and even when we don’t understand, we can trust that you are for us and not against us. I pray that you would continue to sharpen our senses to discern you in every situation and in every moment. Thank you Lord for answering our prayers. In Jesus name, Amen.