Pastor Phillip O’Reilly
And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
God is constantly looking for our faith. Not just our Sunday morning faith, and not just our mountaintop faith, but real, life-giving, vibrant faith. The kind of faith with works.
Faith without the work isn’t faith. Believing without doing doesn’t mean too much to God. James calls this out really clearly in chapter 2. “Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead” [vs 17].
We have to have faith in action. But how?
We have to feed our faith. Like we feed our bodies and our minds, we have to feed our faith. We have to get into the word, into prayer, into worship, into the presence of God. Only then are we able to build a foundation of faith that will be strong enough to withstand the winds of the enemy.
We must let faith speak. Our faith is what spurs us further into God. Believing that He will do what He said He will do, knowing that He is the most high God: that is how we allow faith to speak. That’s how we are able to continue with the action part of faith. That’s how we are able to not lose heart.
We have to believe not in our own power, but in God’s power. Because God’s power can move mountains and diminish threats and crush giants. We must not listen to the loudness of threats, instead we must remain tuned in to the whisper of God and the promises He has already delivered.
Faith without works doesn’t cut it. Belief alone doesn’t change the world, action does. We must take the actions that faith prepares us for. Faith is a fight, and our reward is Heaven.
So, let’s fight the good fight. Let’s believe with faith through prayer and worship and the Word and let’s take that faith and unleash all that God has planned for us.