Our Faith and Works

Having faith is pleasing to God. If you are in expectancy of something from Him, having faith is great. Sometimes the Lord will pour out His blessings to you because of His faithfulness. Other times, when God has given us a message or a calling we have to put works behind our faith. If God has called you to the medical field, you have to go to school and study to learn all that you need to be successful in that field. If God has called you be a blessing to someone, you are going to have to reach out to that person in some way or fashion. Your works go with your faith.

Believing that God is going to help you in a certain area of your life is great, but more than likely there is work to be done by you to get to where He wants you to be.

“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”- James 2:14-22

If you are believing God to give you a new job, you have to apply for that job. If you are believing God to fix your relationships, you should put forth the effort of showing that you want that relationship fixed. If you are believing God for better health, you should start to take healthier investments in your everyday life.

Sometimes God will give us the things we desire and need miraculously. Sometimes our faith alone will be the key to open doors. Other times, you will have to put forth work in whatever God has placed in your heart to do.

The most amazing part of doing His works, is that He is there with you. You will not have to do anything alone. He is constantly guiding you. Key in on His voice as you are doing His works. He will pour ideas into your spirit for you to fulfill. All of our works are done by His spirit, in Him and through Him, not by our own strength. Our works show the goodness of His glory.

“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.” -Colossians 3:23

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” -Proverbs 16:3

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