Waiting God's Way

James 2:26

-“Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.”

 How are you waiting on God? Keep this question in mind as you read on….

We act in line with what we believe. For instance, if we believe a stove top is hot, we will not place our hand on it. If we believe vitamins are essential for good health, we will take them. The actions that result from our faith are no different from those that result from other of our beliefs. If we truly believe God is who He says He is and that the Bible means what it says, we will act accordingly. 

Girlfriend, are you waiting for God to do something in your life? One thing I have learned is that waiting should not be a passive action. When we’re waiting God’s way, then we’re waiting in expectancy. We talk like what we are believing or praying for is going to happen. We act like it’s going to happen and make preparations. For example, it would be as if you’re expecting your boyfriend to come over for dinner. You wouldn’t wait until the moment he showed up before you decide to start cooking. No, you’re going to make sure that the house is clean, groceries have been purchased, your hair is laid, nails are perfect—don’t act like I’m alone in this. Well ladies, that’s the attitude we need to have while we’re waiting for God’s promises to come to pass. As you put actions behind your prayers, your faith comes alive and opens the door for God to move abundantly on your behalf.

It’s important to note that works will follow faith. Works are a good indication of where our true faith lies. We are new creations when we become saved so we act in new ways. The works we do should come from a transformed heart. Jesus said that people would know His followers by their love. Good works then demonstrate the authenticity of our faith and the character of the God in Whom we believe.

Faith without works is dead because true faith transforms your life. It is also true that works without faith are dead. So again I ask you, how are you waiting on God?

FaithLindsey ArnoldComment