ACTIONS THAT CORRESPOND WITH FAITH James 2:14-22

When you are in faith, there will always be some action you can take to demonstrate your faith. That may be a simple confession with your mouth, “Thank You, Jesus. I believe I have received my petition now when I pray”. One of the greatest mistakes many believers make is to confess their faith in the word of God and at the same time contradict their confession by wrong actions. For example, we may say we are trusting God for finances but at the same time we are worrying and fretting about how we are going to pay our bills. There is no corresponding action there. One minute we confess that the word of God is true, and the very next moment we repudiate everything we say by wrong actions. Your actions must correspond with your belief if you are going to receive from God. People blame their faith failures on the devil or on someone else or even say I have faith when really they are deluding themselves because their action is against their confession. James 1:22 “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves”.

Many people think storms of life are peculiar to only them, but the reality is storms of life come to everybody but how we react to it is what is different. Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell: and great was the fall of it”. In the above quoted scripture, the same storm and wind came upon both these houses. The one built on rock and the one built on sand. The reason the house built on sand was destroyed is that it wasn’t built on the foundation of God’s word. The other was a wise builder because he was a doer of the word while the foolish one wasn’t.
Talking doubt and failure brings defeat. When you say “I believe but…. “; “I believe, but I need to express how I feel about this pain” Such talk negates faith. There must be no “buts”. Always remind yourself what the word of God says about you.

Prayer point: I deliberately begin to take corresponding faith actions in line with my faith in Jesus’ name.

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