Thursday 11 July 2019
Faith in Action (Part 2)
Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.
Yesterday we saw from Abraham the example of someone who believed what God said and then acted on His word. There is a similar example in the New Testament when Peter had been trying to catch fish and Jesus told him to go out into deeper water and let down his nets there:
“But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless, at Your word I will let down the net.” (Luke 5:5).
Until Simon Peter acted on the Word of Christ, his net remained empty. However, as he stepped out and acted on the Word in faith, he experienced the power of God in action.
What has God said to you? You have nothing to lose – just rise and act in faith. For He who promised is faithful (Hebrews 10:23).
If the Lord said by His stripes we were healed, then at His Word, we rise up in a faith-filled prayer and walk as people who are healed.
If He said we are His righteousness, then let’s rise in faith and walk as people who are righteous. Whatever the Lord has said in His Word; whether it is about family, health, or our peace, we need to rise in faith and act in faith in order to see His glory.
The work of faith is at its best when circumstances seem naturally impossible. But if we can see the invisible through the lenses of faith, then we can do the impossible through Christ who enables us. For we know that “faith is the confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1).
Thank you, Lord, for your word to me. May you increase my faith and grant me your grace that I may be able to walk in your word, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Romans 4:1- 5:6
Eric K. Mensah – Leadership Team – Sawyers Church