James 2: 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
The church family is filled with observers. People who are spectators, not participants. How sad that is. If you say you have faith, but never do anything to back up what you say, is that really faith? Not according to James it isn’t. You see, faith is action. It is acting upon what you say you believe. How is the church to impact lives if the community never sees the church “acting out”.
Faith without works is a dead faith –
James 2:19-20 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
To say you believe in something, but do nothing to back it up, is foolishness in the eyes of the world. How do you show your faith on a daily basis? Are you involved with the church interacting one with another? Are you involved with the church reaching out into the community to show Christ in action? Are you content to just take up a seat and be waited on or are you eager to be used within the body to serve others?
The church needs involved people in order to carry out the commands God gave it. We are His body. It Is a living body. It is an active body. It is an effective body when doing what the church is commanded to do What are you doing to help your church be the living, active, vibrant body of Jesus?
1 Corinthians 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
Prayer: Father, help me to find my place of service within the body. Let me be used to change lives. Help me to love those within my church and reach out to them in love and service. Help our church to impact our community in a real and positive way. May others see the love we have and be drawn to Jesus, I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.