IS your faith working? Is it doing anything? Is it active faith or is it a dormant, lazy, hit or miss, depending on what type of day it is faith? The reason that I asked is your faith should have a job. Your faith should never, ever be unemployed, or on lay off.
The dictionary defines faith as a strong, unshakeable belief in something, a complete confidence or trust. I submit to you this morning, that is not enough to just have a strong, unshakeable faith in something, nor is it enough to have complete confidence or trust. You can sit in the house and believe all day long, but if you do not put any action with it. Then it is just wishful thing. Strong, confidence filled wishful thinking.
This is how I am convinced that “your faith must get a job,” James 2: 20 tells us faith without works is dead. I don’t know about you, but I cannot afford for my faith to become dead. I need it, you need it. We need it in order to do the things that God has called us to do. Our faith must be active, moving, growing and thriving. And in order for it to do that you must fertilize it with the Word of God. Nothing spiritual can grow without God’s Word being applied to it. This fact is backed up in Romans 10:17 so then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Your faith gets a job the very moment you decide to get up and do something about the things that you have faith in God to do. If you have the faith to believe God for a job well then you have fill out applications. If you are believing God for a new house or car then your faith gets a job as you do the things to get yourself in position to be able to purchase those things. Sure, God can grant us favor to obtain these things, but the favor is much more magnified when we put ourselves into position to obtain a blessing. So how will you help your faith to get a job today? Don’t focus on what you don’t have or what you cannot do. Focus on what you can do and the rest will fall into place.
~ Let your light shine!
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