Life has a funny way of being able to bring you back to the roots you have always believed in. For years, I have struggled with my spiritual life. I have struggled to see where I stand in a spiritual world. I believe in Jesus, but I also believe that I am supposed to do more than just believe.
I believe that Jesus is my Saviour, but I also believe that I am supposed to be used much more by Jesus than I have been. And thats where it all began.
Faith Without Works Is Dead
14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good[a] is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. (James 2:14-19)
I will show you my faith by my works. For years I believed that showing faith by my works meant that I had to do grand things to show you my grand faith. As I did things and never seemed to get “promoted” into a grander role, I felt my faith failing.
However, I would then realize that “showing you my faith by my works” means nothing without allowing my faith to work within me.
I can outpour into community all I want. I can outpour into your life every single day. I can go the ends of the earth to show you who Jesus is. But if I don’t let Jesus show himself to ME, I am good for nothing.
If my faith is constantly running on E and I never stop at the gas station to fuel up, I am going to end up going nowhere.
So God, I am here. I am waiting for you to show me YOU. I want to hear your voice. I want to hear you guide me to your will. I want you to bring me back to the life you have planned for me. Lord, I am here.