A Little Short
Love you all, praying for you.
Have you ever felt a little short on faith? Finding it hard to believe something, or believe for something God said or promised? What do you do? Let doubt creep in and remain? Wait and See? Or Stand Strong, and move forward in faith? What if you’re a little short? There is one thing you can know for sure. Your faith is not missing, you’re not missing faith, it’s just missing in action. Faith requires action. That’s what proves and strengthens your faith. James 2:17 – In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 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.” He went on to say verse 21 – Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? That means you’re not short on faith… inactive faith isn’t short, its just underemployed. Jesus said, to grow your faith, just do your duty. God’s got the rest. He already gave you a measure of faith. That’s what He said. So that’s what He did. God either speaks in His Word, or He speaks to you, or He speaks to someone else. If you feel a little short on faith. Put some action to it. Go back to what He said. Either in His Word, to you directly, or to someone else. Read it again, Listen to it again. Most of the people in the Bible who experience great miracles from God didn’t hear from Him directly. They heard about him, or heard someone else give their testimony and they claimed that same promise for their own. The woman who was healed from an issue of blood for twelve years (making her a complete outcast in her family and community). Jesus didn’t speak to her, and tell her what He was going to do for her. She just heard about what Jesus did, and decided that promise was for her too. She just chose to put her faith in the goodness, the promise, and the faithfulness of God. So she came, and pursued, and pushed through the crowd until she finally touched him. And instantly power rushed through her body, and she was healed. Jesus noticed it immediately. The release of power from his body, activated by faith. Not short faith, but active faith. She heard, she believed, and she went. What have you heard? Go hear it again. What do you believe? If He is trustworthy, trust him. And what should you do. First go and hear, then pray. And when you pray, pray in faith believing. Third, do the next thing. Maybe it’s go where Jesus is. Maybe it’s keep going - building that ark. Maybe it’s just keep working, keep serving, keep praying, keep praising and keep thanking Him. That’s not wait and see, that’s standing firm, and taking the next action – while you wait. Maybe it’s finish strong in this season, trusting God fully for the next. Maybe it’s obey something He has been prompting you to do for a while. Maybe it’s just being thankful for the season you are in. But when you’re a little short on faith. Just put a little action to it. Active faith is never short. He makes it enough.
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!