James 2:17 (AMP) 17 So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead).
James says that faith without works is dead. He’s not talking about works that try to get God to move on your behalf but rather works that are a result of what’s really in your heart and what you say you believe.
For example, if you’re believing for healing, don’t keep telling everyone how sick you are. That will negate your faith and you have to start all over. If you’re really in faith, you’ll speak it forth and say that healing is yours and you’re in recovery after you pray in the Name of Jesus, commanding the sickness to leave, and calling for the healing to manifest in your body.
Mark 16:18b (KJV) 18 … they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Remember, you have to see yourself healed even when you’re still battling the sickness. You have to call for things that you want, not what you have. That’s faith.
Of course, this is all contingent upon knowing what God has already said about your problem in His Word. Remember, your faith won’t rise higher than your knowledge of God’s Word and your confession of that Word.
If you’re in need of finances, don’t keep confessing that you don’t have enough or that you’re always broke. Go to God’s Word and find out what He has already said about giving and it shall be given to you.
Luke 6:38 (KJV) 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Continued next time — Pamela