Daily S * O * A * P - July 18, 2013

Scripture:  James 2:17 – In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

Observation:  I truly believe that if you have faith in Jesus Christ that you will want to take action.

Application:  My heart is ready to serve, I don’t believe that is something that I get on  my own but it is something that is given to me by the Holy Spirit.  My old self was really what can I do for me, what can I do to make my life better?   These days it’s what can I do for you, how can I make your life better, how can I serve you?

James is so direct and to the point, that is what I love about him, no fluffy stories, no softening the blow, this is how it is faith without works is dead, ouch!!  

I want to be one of those people that God says, Susan believed me and it is credited to her as righteousness, and God calls me friend.  If I am going to boast why not boast in the Lord, but I hope that my actions speak louder than words!

Prayer:  Lord help me to be a person of action in the name of Jesus, I want the world to know without a shred of doubt that I belong to you, and I belong to you by choice because without you there is no life, please don’t let my actions be done out of a sense of responsibility but let my actions be out of love, open my eyes to see where you want to lead me next!!