But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works (corresponding action) is dead? –James 2:20 (paraphrase mine)
Yesterday we concluded with the thought that “faith” has some corresponding actions that make it a dominant and conquering force, otherwise it will remain inactive. When faith possesses a man’s heart, it manifests itself in different ‘actions of faith.’ Here are some of them:
- Thinking in line with God’s Word – “As a man thinks so he is…” The woman with the issue of blood kept thinking in her heart (muttering to herself), “If I may touch the helm of his garment…” and it happened as she thought. (Proverbs 23:7a, Matthew 9:21).
- Seeing the way God sees – i.e. with spiritual eyes of faith not physical sight. Elisha saw with the eyes of faith, so he wasn’t afraid when his enemies attacked; but he prayed God to open the (spiritual) eyes of his servant who panicked (II Kings 6:8-17).
- Speaking out God’s Word – fill your mouth with true confession. Your confession is a declaration of your conviction, e.g. Abraham told his servants “he would go and worship with the lad and return to them,” when God told him to sacrifice Isaac. He declared the outcome he wanted to see, (Genesis 22:1-5).
- Doing the Word of God – Full conviction will always produce action. Works demonstrate to God that you are fully persuaded. Noah built an ark when it had not yet rained on the earth, when God told him about the destruction that would take place in the world by rain (Genesis 6:13-22).
Finally, Jesus said all things are possible to him who believes. Your faith is what shapes and designs your life; it is the force that accomplishes the impossible and it commits God to fulfill His Word. By these FAITH actions, bring your world to its knees!
Mark 9:23 & II Corinthians 5:7
Lord, move my faith from my heart into my acts, that I may see the fruits of the things that I have believed, in Jesus name.
“I make a commitment to please God by faith, I rise above this system and I step into the realm of faith. I refuse to participate in the phenomenon called economic hardships, tough times, and the corruption in the world. I declare my case is different and I conquer situations by my faith in Jesus name.”