15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
True power comes from realizing that we can’t just hope for a better tomorrow; we can’t just have the faith that God is going to do perform a miracle. True faith understands that it’s much more than hope; it’s about doing. It’s about active faith.
This means that we must fight for the future we are hoping for. It means that we can’t say, “one day I am going to lose the weight I have the faith” and then not change our habits. We can’t think that one day “I am going to buy a home, God is going to do it,” and then not put together financial savings plan to ensure we make strides each day to get closer to that which we are praying for.
We have to match our faith with action; when that happens, it will multiply. So whatever you are praying for, make a plan of action. Go after those dreams. Go after those hopes. Know that no matter what happens, God is by your side, but He is asking you to take action. He is asking you to put your action behind your faith and trust Him in multiplying it.
Jesus, we ask that you give us the strength to continue pushing. We ask that you give us the courage to take a step in the right direction even if we don’t know what that next right step is. We know we cannot just wish for better things, we must actually put together a plan and make changes each day, so I pray that you help us with that today. Thank you for blessing us. It is with everything in us that we pray for the day ahead of us. Amen!