In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. – James 2:17
Today, let’s pretend that your grandma told you that she was going to give you $1000 for your birthday this year. She told you that she went to the bank and put it in your bank account. Does just knowing that your grandma put money in your account do you any good? Not really. You might do a little happy dance thinking about the fact that you have some money. However, that money doesn’t do you any good sitting in the bank. It wouldn’t help you buy that car you were saving for. Why? Because if you didn’t ever use it, or take it out of the bank, it wouldn’t help you.
That’s a lot like what today’s Bible verse is telling us. It’s saying that faith is awesome, and knowing about it is great. However, if we don’t do something with our faith, it doesn’t do us any good. Faith isn’t something that you keep hidden and never use. Instead faith should be a tool that we use each day in our lives.
So challenge yourself today to put your faith to work. Faith should produce action, so choose to step out, believe God and do something great for Him today!