Friday, November 4, 2011

Missional Focus: {Day 29} Faith Without Deeds...

Being missional is living a life that involves intentionally serving others to win more to Christ through living out and sharing the Gospel.

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if people claim to have faith but have no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. (James 2:14-19)

We cannot be satisfied with our salvation being the end of our story. Our salvation is really just the beginning. Our lives shouldn't be just about getting saved, but about being saved for a purpose.

Serving and caring for others is an outward sign of what Christ has done in our hearts. Doing good or the "right thing" doesn't give us salvation. We love because He first loved us. We do good to others because Christ did, and He calls us to do the same. Faith first, deeds flow out from a grateful heart!

1 comment:

  1. love your blog! Over from Kelly's Korner!