By now, you know that a relationship with God is built on faith, but when was the last time you exercised that faith? What actionable steps do you take to prove your faith?
See belief is just one part of faith. Yet without action, that belief is meaningless.
The two go hand in hand.
If your actions do not match up with your belief then your faith is weak because your actions do not support your beliefs.
If you think it will rain today would you not bring an umbrella?
Faith works the same way. If you claim to believe in God you must act on this belief by doing what His word says.
Thus, in order to have strong faith, your belief must be supported by your actions.
Strong Faith Is Supported By Works
“So then, as the body without the spirit is dead, also faith without actions is dead — James 2:26 (GNT)
Nothing about your faith should go without action.
In fact, it’s impossible.
From the moment you became a believer you had to prove your faith by your actions because it is a prerequisite for salvation.
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved” — Romans 10:9–10 (GNT)
While we must believe in God, without an act of confession we cannot be saved.
Yet, the same actions taken for salvation are not the same ones required for a strong relationship with Christ.
Instead, action needed for relationship varies yet they are continual throughout your Christian walk thus providing enduring and unwavering faith.
But in order for those actions to hold up over time they must be tested.
“My friends, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to…