Love is an action word. It requires a response or action to be proven. Jesus knew that some people would be ones who, “honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” Faith is our love and trust of God in action. God is calling us into higher heights and deeper depths to shake both heaven and earth and has equipped us to handle and complete it.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. —Ephesians 3:20.
Take a risk or play it safe. Safe does not require faith.
Are you operating out of calling or comfort? In Hebrews 11:1 NLT faith is described as “showing the reality of what we hope for, it is the evidence of things we can not see.” It takes guts to not only believe God but to act on what you believe. This is how we answer the issue of faith without works being dead. We move (take action) on what we hear from the mouth of God.
Are you trusting in God’s infinite wisdom or your own limited understanding?
God’s wisdom uses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. Jesus advises us in the way we are to believe Him. In order to see the kingdom of heaven we must become like children. (Matthew 18:3) One thing I have learned as a parent is that if you say you are going to do something and you are slow to move you will be questioned about it everyday until you do what you said to you would do. God wants us to be like that, expecting to receive what he promised.
Are your expectations lower than what God has promised?
God’s promises are one’s we could never possibly accomplish on our own. They are sometimes down right absurd. Take Abraham and Sarah for example. They were well advanced in years and God told them they would have a child. Sarah laughed with in herself and God asked the question, “is there anything to hard for God.” Though the promised seemed to delay taking 25 years, far enough that Abraham (100 years old) and Sarah (90 years old), or good old human nature, could not take credit for it. They received the promise and the only response anyone could ever give is “who else but God could make such an extravagant promise and keep it?
Do your actions move Heaven?
For every life changed heaven makes room. When we draw newness into the kingdom we secure spots in heaven. The bible says that the angels rejoice when someone repents. (Luke 15:10) (I imagine the applause and cheers rumbling heaven.) It’s amazing to know that we have the power to affect eternity for more than just ourselves and the best news is heaven is so big that it can accommodate everyone!