Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Active Faith

When people say “I’m trusting God,” I think they mean it passively.

I need a new job, but I’m not going to knock on any doors to ask for one. I’m just trusting God. If He wants me to get it, then I will.

Our church is not going to reach out to the lost. If God wants this church to grow, He will bring them to us.

I’m not going to confront that backbiter. I’m just believing God to work it out.

Not good!

Faith is an active verb. It not only means you believe something, it also means you actually do something. You put feet to your beliefs and to your prayers. Yes, trusting God means resting in Him. But it also means action, obedience, involvement, initiative, and godly follow through.

Without action, what you are calling faith is simply wishful thinking.