Faith plus nothing equals nothing. You can know more about a person by what they do rather than what they say. I would say this is one of the dangers of bloggers. The world mainly sees my words. But the integrity of my writing comes by how I LIVE out the words I write.
Sally Clarkson once said “The first book anyone ever reads will be your family.” What she meant was – live the truth out in your home first – then write. I want to write from the faith that is lived out in my home and that takes repentance and the pursuit of God daily on my knees.
There is NOTHING good or Godly within me. I am a sinner saved by grace and it is through his strength that I can do anything good at all. My true faith brings good works. Those with a dead faith can substitute words for works. Words are cheap – they are easy…but living out our faith, that’s hard!
So my two thoughts: 1. Let’s be on guard as to whose voices we listen to – from our Pastor, to our Bible study leader to our favorite blogs. Test their words against God’s word – are they true? Watch their life closely. 2. Let’s look into our own hearts, if someone were watching us closely would they say our walk matches our talk?
(This video was first played on the Good Morning Girls blog. Our groups did a challenge where we mailed care packages to the Mercy House – this challenge is over but you can visit the Mercy House here.)
18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. 24 You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
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