Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.1 (Jas. 2:17 KJV)
Faith will reveal the glory of God in your life. Believing is the foundation of faith, but not faith in itself. Understanding this difference is vital.
The scripture says with the heart man believeth (Rom 10:10). Every human being was created with the ability to believe. Believing simply means to accept as true or be persuaded about the truthfulness what is presented to you. As humans, we are limited in our ability to see the truth beyond what our senses can detect. We are often presented with information that we must analyze within ourselves to determine if it is true or not. If we personally think it is true, we believe it. The same is true of God’s Word to us. You did not see Jesus on the cross but the Word came to you that He died. Accepting it as true is believing.
Faith is one step further than believing and deals with the actions you take based on what you have believed. If you do nothing after believing in God’s Word, you are in believing and not in faith. Faith without action is dead. Faith is released as we act on God’s word. It is that action that releases the power of God. You will not see any result if you do not move from believing to faith. If you are believing God got healing, take an action that corresponds to what you have believed. Act like you are truly healed! Confess the Word, and thank God for giving you what you beloved for. Step out from believing to faith!
The Word in your mind and mouth (1 Tim 4:15; Josh 1: 8)
What have you believed and yet have done nothing about? Think deeply that faith with only believing and not acting is dead.
Water the Seed (word) to grow. Invite the Spirit’s strength! (Isa 32:15; Zach 4:6)
Ask the Lord to give you the courage and boldness to begin to act on what God has said.
APPLY THE WORD TODAY!
Your door to a blessed life today is doing God’s Word. Refuse to be a hearer or reader only! (James 1:22-26)
Your turn now, go ahead and act on the Word today. Don’t just believe, act! You can begin by thanking God that it is yours already by faith!
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