One of my favorite songs that really gets me going and upbeat is Matthew West’s “Do Something” You can watch the video here.
James 2:26 tells us that our faith without works is dead!
What good is it my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but no good deeds? Suppose a brother or sister comes to without clothes and daily food. If one of you says, “Go in peace, keep warm and well fed, but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action is DEAD!
I’m borrowing some experts from my favorite author, Max Lucado.
Faith is no the belief that God will do what YOU what. Faith is the belief that God will do what is RIGHT! God is always near and always available, just waiting for your touch. So let Him know. Demonstrate your devotion!!
Write a letter – Is there a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while? Write them and encourage them. Remind them that you care. Just letting someone know you care can be more valuable than you we can comprehend.
What about a thank you note? Did someone do something nice for you? Thank them!
Every good and perfect things comes from God.
Ask Forgiveness – This is where we sometimes need to put our big kid panties on and say I’m sorry. Admitting we are wrong is something that we do not like to do. Admitting our faults and sins is a sign of maturity. God will be there to help you swallow your pride, just ask!
Be Baptized – What an amazing way to show the world the new person you have become. Our baptism is an outward expression of an inward change. Commit yourself to the Lord.
Feed the hungry – What do you think when you see a homeless person on the side of the road? Next time you see one, stop and recognize your thoughts. Are you helping that person or are you being judgmental? God tells us over and over again to take care of the needy. Recently Hailee and I went to the food bank to volunteer at the local foodbank. The need there humbled us. The acts of service being performed there was Faith in action. Preparing food for the elderly and needy left us feeling even more grateful for the full belly that we always go to bed with.
Pray! – Prayer is just talking to God. The bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Prayer is an act of faith. Speak to God! He loves you! He created you to do good works for His glory! He is always there to listen and answers our prayers. Yes, no, or not right now.
Teach- We as homeschoolers have this advantage. But what about at church? Think about it, who is the last person you taught about the love of Christ and how He died for our sins? Have you told someone how much God loves them?
Go! Go to a nursing home!
Go! Help your neighbor unload groceries!
Go! Adopt a child
Go! Go love, go feed the poor, go pray with a friend, go visit someone in the hospital! GO!
Go show your faith to the world by your deeds! DO SOMETHING!
For faith without effort is not faith at all. God will respond. He has never neglected a genuine gesture of faith, never!
Experts from Max Lucado*
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Stay warm and well fed,
Kenan and Emily Dibrell