|“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (James 2:26)
Real faith is belief with legs on it. You don’t just say, “God’s going to take care of it.” But true faith puts into action that which is pleasing to God, that which says in action “I’m trusting God.”
James, the half-brother of the Lord Jesus, tells us that when we believe God then we do something about it. Now works do not save us but a faith that does save will be seen in your life for it will change your way of living. Faith shows up by saying, “I’m trusting God for daily bread.” Faith also says, “And I’m going to go out and look for a job.”
Faith acts, faith does something. You have children and you do not want your children to get caught up in the web of Satan. So what do you do? You get busy. You pray, you train, you love, you get them into Sunday School, and you pray, love, and do it all over again. The Word of God gives the faith you need to proceed.
True faith does something. The Bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” That training up in the Lord is so important. Don’t train them in the way of the world but in the ways of the Word. Believe God! Do something about it.