What we say we believe matters little. We can say a lot without anything being demonstrated in our lives. Our actions actually say more about what we believe than our words. Our beliefs always come out in our actions. Science has demonstrated that we cannot even be hypnotised to act differently then we belief.
James states ” Removing action from faith is like removing breath from a body. All you have left is a corpse.” What do your actions say about what you believe? Peter walked on water because he believed Jesus was who He said He was. When we truly believe it will always drive us to action.
Do You Believe?
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I have faith. And hope. Like Peter, most of the time I believe. But how do you answer when someone asks about Peter when the walking on water turns into sinking in water? That’s part of our lives as well. Keeping our faith and hope through those moments, which will come, that’s an important action. One that Jesus prayed about for Peter.
I agree with you. At times it can be really difficult to maintain our faith, especially when our brains are telling us what we are doing doesn’t add up, just like Peter walking on water. But our faith needs to cause us to act. If we say we believe that God wants all mankind to be saved like 2Peter 3:9 says and we never once share our with anyone who Jesus is then we don’t truly believe. Believe always comes out in action. Sustaining the action can sometimes be really difficult, but it must have an action.
Agreed. I often wonder and fear for those who say they believe and yet seem to have no fruit. On the flip side, I see people who wonder why their life isn’t great, as some claim theirs is, after they become Christians. That was never promised, in fact it was the opposite. Peter walked on water. Then sank. His life was full of ups and downs. But he kept on believing and reaching out. That’s where I was going with the comment.