A 40-Day Faith Challenge
Jesus tells us in Matthew 17:20, that faith the size of a tiny mustard seed is powerful. So, let's plant those seeds and reap the harvest.
The Seed: God's Word
Cleansing Rain: A Reflection on God's Word
James states this sentiment even more strongly in James 2:26: “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead.” After the decision is made to accept Christ as our Savior and believe in his word, eventually, we must act like Christians. We must become and do what we believe. We are not allowed to spend our lives as professional students of the Bible, but instead, we are to become active disciples of Jesus.
To believe helping the needy is one thing, to dedicate your resources to a local food pantry is another. To believe prayer is powerful is a true belief; getting on your knees daily has the power to change hearts and lives. To say you forgive but not forget is a whole lot different than forgiving as God forgives you. Reading about the faithful acts of Biblical heroes is not the same as doing what God calls you to do and trusting in His sovereignty.
God will not give you a grade on how well you know Scripture. There will be no entrance exam to get into Heaven. He only requires faith. Let’s come to the pearly gates with a lively faith.
Taking Root: Questions to Help You Dig Deeper
SonShine: Shining the Light of Jesus
Daily Sprinkle: A Prayer to Say Throughout the Day
If we do not live as we believe, we will end up believing what we live. (Fulton J. Sheen). It is a slippery slope to unbelief, friends. We must live our lives with integrity- we must live as believers. We should not conform to the world or try to appease nay-sayers. And most certainly we don't live "our truth," but instead we live God's truth.