Faith into Action
The power of God is revealed when we put our faith into action and choose to obey Him (2 Chronicles 7:14; Luke 4:18; James 2:14). When we disregard Him and instead run to our spouses, friends, experiences, thoughts or emotions, those sounds drown out the voice of our Father (Romans 12:2; John 8:31-32). If we want to hear God, we need to spend more time with Him. Through spiritual discipline we’ll continually return to Him and develop hearts of obedience (Galatians 2:20-21). We pray and ask for healing in our relationships, workplaces, physical bodies and minds, and we expect God to come through even when we don’t take that first step of obedience. Instead, let’s be humble enough to follow and trust the will of God in our lives — obedience is our job; healing is Jesus’ job. When our hearts are tuned into Him and we obey what He says (surrendering what we want for what He wants), we can claim victory when we pray. Jesus will always win, so we can be confident and act in faith instead of fear.
2) How often do I allow challenges to take over and not trust God?
3) What is God putting on my heart today? What will I do in response?