“Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.” James 2:17-18
I was reminded this past weekend of just how scary it can be when we challenge ourselves to step out in faith. It is so much easier to sit around and talk about all the wonderful things that could be done, but James reminds us that shouting we have faith is not enough.
The world needs to see us take a risk and jump out of the boat, just as Peter did (Matthew 14), and show our faith by what we do. In other words, we need to interrupt our regular routines and step out into the unknown to experience God anew.
Once we jump out in faith and out of our comfort zones, we must keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Learning from Peter, we certainly don’t want to look down and begin to sink.
To experience God in a whole new way today, determine to take that risk you’ve been putting off. Decide to walk away from the routine and show your unbelievable faith in God. It’s time to jump out of the boat to accomplish those new goals!
You will prove you trust the Lord by the leaps of faith you take.
1-2-3 . . . jump!
In response to this post, I received this incredible message from a dear friend:
I totally know where you are coming from but I’m finding that before I can jump I must be sure I’m standing on and jumping from the solid rock!! God has truly blessed me and is allowing me to be home and just soaking up his word!! What I’ve found is that I’m not anchored at all. So before I can jump I’m making sure I’m standing on solid ground.