A Growing Faith Produces Good Works
Many people miss the best part of knowing the Lord because they haven’t seen the value of growing in their relationship with him. They have not established patterns of praying regularly, reading his word and meditating on the principles of faith. As a result, they are weak in faith and inconsistent in their walk.
The test of whether we are growing in the knowledge of God is the fruit that our life produces. The passage for today speaks of, “bearing fruit in every good work.” The fruit of spiritual growth is the good work that our faith produces. Apostle James in his writing told us that if we claim faith, but that faith does not produce good works, then our faith is dead.
Faith that is not used will atrophy. It will shrivel up and become useless. I have known believers in Christ who ceased to be a Christ follower because they failed to exercise their faith and finally discovered that their faith had shriveled to the point of being ineffective.
Serving in faith produces strength, endurance, and patience to continue our walk. Purpose to grow in service so that your faith will be made strong.
Prayer: Lord, I enjoy my relationship with you, but I tend to be selfish with my time and energy. Grant me the grace to invest myself in serving others so that my faith will grow strong. In Jesus name. Amen.
Message: Faith that is not exercised will atrophy. It will shrivel up and become useless. Keep your faith healthy by establishing patterns of praying regularly, reading God’s word and meditating on the principles of faith. Then your faith will be strong and you will be consistent in your walk.
Affirmation: I keep my faith strong by praying daily, reading the Bible and meditating on the principles of faith.
Reflection: In this Scripture passage today, and in Ephesians 4, Paul addresses living a life worthy of the Lord. Can you describe a lifestyle which is worthy of the gift God has given us?
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