Faith and Fuel – By Shea
James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
The word “work” in the scripture and context means action. In the NIV the word work is actually replaced by the word action. You see action is a good measure of faith. If you have faith, and do not act upon your faith, your faith cannot work.
This is easy to understand in the analogy where faith is seen as fuel. Faith is the potential to do mighty things, just like fuel has the potential to burn. However, it takes action and not just fuel to ignite a fire. We must act upon our faith in order to see results.
- If you want to see a mountain move, push it.
- If you want to see people healed, pray for them.
- You still must believe and have faith -the reverse is true too (action without faith is dead)
Some Faith Bible Verses
I'd like to share with you a few verses to help increase your faith and understanding of how God can do mighty things through you.
2 Corinthian 5:7 "For we live by faith, not by sight."
The leason here is to worry about how things may appear to be, or how we feel, or the fears we have, we are to walk by faith and not by feelings, fears, or thoughts. Just trust God and do not allow anything to break your focus.
James 2:17 "In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead."
If you want to see your faith do mighty things you have to put it into action.
Romans 10:17 "Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ."
Faith comes by reading the word of God and believing the word of God and His promises to us. However, remember faith without works is dead, so it is up to take the word of God and your faith and start acting upon it.
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