Show Your Faith
WHOSOEVER MINISTRY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST·FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018 Reads
It is not enough to simply believe. We must do something. We must take a step based on guidance from God. Even Moses had to tell the people to step into the water before the Red Sea opened for the Children of Israel to walk across on their way to the Promise Land. Naaman, a leper, in the Old Testament, had to go dip himself into the dirty Jordan River to be cleansed from leprosy.
Esther, a Jewish servant who became Queen, took a step when she risked her life by going to the King with a request to save her people from destruction. Noah had to build the Ark. Jonah had to go to Nineveh to warn the people. King David had to slay the lion and the bear, and Goliath. Mary the mother of Jesus believed the angel, but she and Joseph had to go to Bethlehem for Jesus to be born. And, Jesus had to be crucified for us to believe and receive the great and precious promises that are available to us who believe that He is the Son of God.
All of the Bible greats mentioned in the Book of Hebrews chapter eleven’s ‘Wall of Faith, did something. So. It is with you and I today, we must do something for our lives to be better. We must take leaps of faith to show that we believe what God has said to us! Look in the direction of the promise and take steps toward God’s promise. Don’t just stand there. Do something! Faith without works is dead. When we fail to take steps. We fail. When we take the risk, when we dare to believe God’s promises are truly for us, we take the necessary steps toward God’s best. Sometimes what seemed impossible, becomes possible. We urge you today to take a step toward what you believe what God has said to you, and I guarantee that your life and the lives of those near you, will be much better by this time next year!
Great and precious promises are waiting for you,
Love, Pastor Massey
See James 2:18