Although your faith in God may never waver, you might find that you still struggle with putting your faith into action. Whether you aren’t quite sure where to begin, or have responsibilities and obligations that overshadow your heavenly concerns, the importance of acting out your faith in your day-to-day life may get put on the backburner. Today, reignite your faith’s flame through your actions.
Here are 3 ways you can act on your faith:
- Retain your thirst for justice. Sometimes, it may be difficult to soldier on for a just cause when you are told no or the door is slammed in your face time and time again. Yet in Matthew 5:6, we learn that God blesses those who are hungry and thirsty for justice for they will have it in full. In fact, when Moses went to Pharaoh to request that the Israelites be released, he endured Pharaoh saying yes then going back on his word no less than ten times. Although this was disheartening and frustrating, Moses continued to act on his faith, knowing that God would deliver justice in the end—which, of course, He did. Therefore, when you are faced with an answer that seems to be a dead end, remember that you will have justice in full by recalling these words: “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him.” James 1:12 (ESV)
- Work to maintain the flavor of your faith. Just as salt may lose its flavor over time, your spiritual walk may lose its potency. The best way to maintain this flavor is by preserving God’s word in your mind and heart and demonstrating that commitment in your actions. For example, when Peter encountered a lame man outside the temple, he healed him, bringing that man happiness and peace and touching thousands of other souls during the healing process. Despite going through periods where his faith could have been considered flavorless, Peter managed to overcome those struggles and turn around his relationship with his faith. While you constantly work to maintain the flavor of your faith through your actions, hold these words in your heart: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.” Matthew 5:14-15 (ESV)
- Be merciful at every opportunity. One of the best ways to act out your faith is by showing others the mercy you want to be shown by God. When the Lord asked Jonah to preach a revival to the town of Nineveh, he initially refused to do so because he believed that the people there did not deserve to be saved. However, God brought him to Nineveh just the same and Jonah’s passionate sermon turned 120,000 souls to God. The Lord then showed those sinners mercy, just as he showed Jonah mercy for initially abandoning the job he was told to do. Today, remember to act on your faith by extending a merciful hand toward others—just as you want the Lord to reach out to you—and remember these words: “Search me, O God, and know my heart…Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” Psalm 139:23-24 (NLT)
Today, turn your blues to blessings by living out your faith.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Matthew 6:33 (ESV)
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