FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. (James 2:26)
“Faith will not move anything until it moves you. The first part of you that your faith will move is your mouth!” -Mark Hankins
In my psychology class, we learned that reasoning will not change an emotion, but action will. In other words, you can’t feel your way into better behavior, but you can behave your way into better feelings. God created us so that actions are stronger than feelings. Faith is an act. By faith we access the grace of God. Just a little bit of faith can access a whole lot of grace.
God has already done everything He is going to do about our salvation, our healing, our deliverance, and our blessing. Jesus paid it all and then sat down. Now it is our move — we have to know what He’s done for us and act in faith on the Word of God.
Many churches are full of nouns, adjectives, pronouns, and prepositions but God is looking for verbs. He is looking for people who will believe and will act in faith.
Confession: Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe all things are possible to him that believeth. (Mark 9:23)