This post was originally released during the Resolute series in January 2014.
It takes tenacity to tame our hearts!
It is easy to say we believe something. It is easy to come up with great ideas that could change the world. The hard thing is to move from idea to action. When we can turn our words into actions, we reveal what we truly believe. Everything we do shows or proves what we believe. What do you believe? Take a few minutes to think through your week so far. Are you living what you believe?
“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?
So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.
Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.”
You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?” – James 2:14-19