Daily Devotion

EXERCISING YOUR FAITH

Every good thing we have must be put to work, for us to enjoy its goodness. The value in your car is not in talking about its colour , comfort or class but rather in how it can get you going back and forth to the various places that you have to go. Faith is not about the many words and all the talk out there. Obviously we love the talk but it is all about putting that faith to work and exercising it in our lives on a regular basis. Every ship, grand and humble was made for the sea and not the harbour. That is where it works.

Today I want to encourage you to exercise your faith in Jesus’ name. Don’t be content talking about how you love the Lord and have all this faith yet do nothing with that faith. It is not enough to just confess what a grand faith you have yet refuse to use it in lifting one little weight in life. Let each day be an opportunity to exercise your faith. Now you may think it is little insignificant faith and that may be true. But how will your faith increase and grow? It is by exercising and putting it to work. The same principle works in the gym. If you want to build your body and put it in shape, you must exercise it and get it working with weights. You obviously don’t start with the big numbers as that would break you. Start with the small 5kg, 10 kg and grow your capacity to the 200kg realm. It is the exercise that causes the growth. Remember, the things you exercise will keep growing while the things your don’t exercise will eventually die. Exercise your faith today!

SCRIPTURE READING: James 2:14-26 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

DEVOTION PRAYER: Dear God, today I exercise faith towards my finances, family, career and business. I live a glorious life of faith and confidence in You, amen.

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