Faith That Is Alive

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:9
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As Christians, we go through seasons when our faith is more inward and inactive. It happens. Life and our emotions, sometimes, will get the best of us.

However, we also go through periods where our faith is what has been described as demonstrated faith, alive, or living. In other words, we are “live out” what we believe in. Some like to say that means “working your faith.”

Friends, the latter is where I know you prefer to reside. You don’t like it when your light is dim, and you don’t want your witness to grow cold. Your goal is to not become more of a hearer and less of a doer of God’s Word (James 1:22).

Guess what? None of us will master this. We all will fall short (Romans 3:23). Besides, no one is ever ALWAYS ON FIRE FOR THE LORD. Nobody.

Still, the point is not to give up. Today can be your day of refreshing and beginning again. Above all else, remember to be who God has called you to be. Let what Jesus did, on the cross, be your only motivation (John 3:16).

While you are demonstrating your faith, be careful. Christianity is not about our own agenda. Instead, Jesus told us the work that we must do (Matthew 28:20). He also told us how to go about doing it (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Contrary to popular belief, discipling others is not just done in church or when inviting people to our church. When we open our mouths and go about our day, we are discipling others. Prayerfully, we are showing them who Jesus is in these moments. Again, there is always room for learning, growing, and changing by the Word of God.

Finally, you are a child of God, and you are vital to the body of Christ. Whatever the Holy Spirit puts in your heart and on your mind to do will always be enough. All it takes is to do it. Then, God will be always pleased, you will have an effective witness, and God will be glorified.

You need to persevere, so that after you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.

Hebrews 10:36