WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
FAITH REQUIRES WORK
TEXT: James 2:26 for as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also
Faith does not fail if necessary things are put in place. Today’s text is a powerful revelation. It says “for as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also”. What makes the body of a man active is the spirit of a man, the moment the spirit of man is dead, every organ in the body ceases to work. As the body without the spirit is dead so faith without work is dead also. While we are believing and confessing our belief, there is also a need to start working the works of faith which are:
1. Taking steps towards your expectation: for instance if your dream is to have a house of your own, do not wait to get big money before you start to build. If you intend to buy one, go ahead and obtain the application form. Do not wait for a perfect condition; it’s your steps of faith that will make the imperfect perfect.
2. Sowing seeds towards your dream: while exercising your faith, you must keep sowing towards your expectation. Give to God, the less privileged, your parents and your pastors. This activates your faith. The book of James chapter 2, verse 21 says “was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac, his son upon the altar”. Verses 25 and 26 say “Likewise also was not Rehab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messages and had sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without work is dead also”. So you need works to make your faith work. What are you doing in line with God’s principles to make your faith work?
FATHER, I thank you, my faith must work in the name of Jesus. I will henceforth take steps that would make my faith work in Jesus name