Monday, March 8, 2010

So broken

My broken for so many. His insistent, so persistent. He is calling, I am listening, yet resistant. My life, all I have But He is calling and I am hearing. Just not obeying. I am sinful...stubborn...scared. Yet, one day, I know that I will...follow. How can I not?

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What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don't show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, "Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well"--but then you don't give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? So you see, faith by itself isn't enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. Now someone may argue, "Some people have faith; others have good deeds." But I say, "How can you show me your faith if you don't have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds." You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. How foolish! Can't you see that faith without good deeds is useless? Don't you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: "Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith." He was even called the friend of God. So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone. Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road. Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.
James 2:14-26 NLT


Dawn said...

Convicting words!

Jody said...

Never did I imagine would I live on East coast. I grew up on one place, never going anywhere until I went to college. Wherever the Lord has led me He has given me grace and peace. My life is so rich and full as I have followed my Lord.
Happy Monday.

Gigi said...

Jody, I have lived many places as we were a military family - both growing up and in my married life. I am not afraid to travel - not at all! In fact, I love it! But what I am speaking of in my post is a "sell all you own and follow me" type of thing. That is the tug I am feeling, the words laid on my heart.

I struggle and wrestle because I have elderly parents here, not in the best of health. My daughter, son-in-law and grandsons are here. My youngest son is 2 hours, yes...what's left of my "world" is here.

Putz said...

oh you were an army or military brat//////i spent years in toeele army depot, verdun armybase, frankfurt , kaisersltatain, texas, etc etc etc>>>>>now this utar burg....glad to see you so supportive of our jess

Anonymous said...

Very good! Loved it and took some wisdom away with me today! Thank you Gigi! ;)