Working out faith #Write31Days

wpid-wp-1444575478301.jpegWe are saved by grace, not by works.  My pastor recently made a comment that just really drove home this scripture.  He said “Faith makes possible what grace makes available.”  Everything that we need is available through the grace of God in Christ Jesus.  But the works of our faith appropriate what Christ died for us to have.

The scriptures say that faith without works is dead (James 2:14-26).  We work hard to show our faith, to God to those around us, to the lost and dying world. Our faith moves us into action.  This takes discipline.   Our works show what we believe.  They explain the Word of the truth.

We are called to do everything we do as if we are doing it for God (Colossians 3:23). Everything.  That is a powerful word.  If I am washing dishes, I am working unto the Lord.  If I am watching my grandchildren, I am working unto the Lord.  If I am serving in the church, I am working unto the Lord.  If I am working on my job, volunteering, resting, I am doing it unto the Lord.

Working out our faith takes discipline.  It is easy to say that “I believe”.  It takes discipline to walk out that believe out so that we prove what we believe.  Let our works correctly explain the Word of truth. 2015Write31Days

About Jackie S

I have been through a lot in life, but through Christ I am more than an overcomer. I am not perfect, I will never claim to be. Praise God I am forgiven though. I am rather opinionated. I see most things in black and white and believe honesty is always the best policy. This combination sometimes comes off harsh. The truth is I love people. I truly love helping others and try to believe the best about others. It is easy to find faults, but focusing on strengths is more my style, but I also shoot it straight. If it sounds harsh, know my heart is for something better for you.
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1 Response to Working out faith #Write31Days

  1. Pingback: 31 Days to Discipline #Write31Days | Restoring Voice

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