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September 9th, 2007

Spiritual Toolbox (4)

“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:17 (NIV)

Habit #4:  A practical application of my faith in daily life

Information without application is an abomination. God’s Word is to be activated through constant use. Every believer should be a reader, a hearer, and a doer of God’s Word. Your faith in Christ is to be expressed through action. How is your faith currently being evidenced by your conversation and conduct? Are you drawing others to Christ or repelling them from Christ by your behavior? 

  • “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” James 4:17 (NIV)
  • “Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.”1 Peter 1:13 (NIV)
  • “We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.” 1 John 2:3 (NIV)

We know more than we are doing. We have more information than we are activating. Let’s seek to apply what we already know.   

Sometimes your faith will be tested. Practical application of your faith in the midst of adversity and seasons of uncertainty can intensify your witness. God will put your faith on display. It’s all for your good and for His glory. 

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Sunday, September 9th, 2007 at 1:00 am
Category Spiritual Toolbox (4).
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