Faith requires action

Faith has corresponding action. Simply hearing the Word does not produce faith. I can believe what I hear, but faith in what I hear is produced when I take action based on what I believed.

I can not say I don’t have enough faith. By saying saying that, what I’m really saying is I don’t trust God. Even if my faith fails, God is faithful.

“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

Isaiah‬ ‭55:11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Faith is a choice. I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior by faith. In other words, I believed the Bible to the point that I made the decision to trust in Jesus and His finished work on the cross for my salvation.

Walking by faith means that I obey the commands of Jesus – if I’m not doing what He did, I do not have faith. It doesn’t mean I don’t believe what the Bible says. But in order to receive all the Jesus has provided for me, I must take action according to His word without doubting.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”

James‬ ‭1:5-8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The Word of God has the faith required to bring it to fruition attached to it. If I want to have that faith, I must believe it to the point I act on what it says. In this, I truly experience the love of God.

Faith requires:

  • Belief
  • Trust
  • Action
  • Perseverance

“But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?”

James‬ ‭2:18-20‬ ‭NKJV‬‬