“You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
James 2:24, 26 NKJV
We are alive in Christ…our works should represent the life we live. Hebrew 11 says “Faith is the evidence of this not seen”, but works are the evidence of faith working in a life. If we were to simply believe, then our life would not be a visible representation of what Jesus has done in us. If your faith is to be alive it must be worked out daily!
If we are to be followers of Christ and believe in his name, then, we should be a visible representation of what he is doing in us. If I only believe and I don’t work out my faith daily with actions that line up with faith, then am I truly alive? If we truly want to be alive in Christ, then our lives (what we do) will show how alive we truly are. Faith alone is simply faith it’s not alive! Faith that is worked out daily is alive! Let the church be alive and seen by what we believe and what we do!
Lord, help us to make sure our works line up with what we believe. Help me to continue to shape a generation to be alive in you and a visible representation of that in what we do each day! Give us more opportunities to be alive.