Monday, September 3, 2012


Some men brought to him a paralytic, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” Matthew 9:2

Several things could be learned from this one verse, but what I’d like to point out is that “Jesus saw their faith.”  God honors the “action” of faith.  It’s after we act in faith that He rewards our faith.  Therefore if you know something is God’s will, don’t sit around and wait for God to do something.  Don’t just pray about it.  Don’t just agree with it – act on it.

We can apply this in two ways:

1. Stay in tune with God’s will. 
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15

2. Let God see your faith by going into action.
Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. … I will show you my faith by what I do.  James 2:17-18

Brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. 1 Thessalonians 4:1