Good morning everyone, I want to share something with you that I read in my Bible this morning. I use the New Spirit Filled Life Bible, NKJV, and I love this Bible because there is so many tools in this Bible to help you. This is some of the things you will find in the pages that will give you some insight to what you are reading, Kingdom Dynamics, Word of Wealth, Truth in Action, In Text Maps, etc. I love seeing them on the pages and knowing that there is a little more information for me to help with what I’m reading. Kingdom Dynamics was one of them that was there when I was reading James 2:26 “For as the body without the Spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also”., this is what Kingdom Dynamics had to say, ” Active Faith, PATHWAY OF MIRACLES. Faith inevitably calls us forward to action – to the work within faith. After seeking the perfect will of God for our lives or ministry, and often after other doors have remained closed. God opens unexpected doors intended to usher us into His destiny for our lives (Revelation 3:8). When He does, and there is clearly no question that God is opening the door – not yourself or someone else – move forward! Such signs direct along His miraculous pathway and lead toward His realized will and purpose (2 Sam. 5:19-25). Waiting in His presence eventually leads to recognizing His moment. When God presents a clear divinely given opportunity, act on it! (Matt. 6:33/Mark 11:23)”.
Well now that hits home for me because of all the years spent running from God and His purpose for my life. I’m a very stubborn person so I’m very grateful that God is very patient. As a believer, even when I walked away from God, I knew He had a purpose for my life, but I was like a little kid throwing a temper tantrum I didn’t want to hear what God had to say or do what He asked me to do. I wanted to reap the benefits but not put in the work. Well as you see in James 2:26 “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also” you can’t have one without the other it just isn’t possible, you can’t reap the benefits without the works. You being part of the vine, (John 15:1-2), if you don’t bear fruit God will cut you from the vine. Like I said, “Thank God He is Patient”. I should have been cut from that vine long ago, but God loved me enough to wait for me to grow up some and realize that He does all things for my good (Romans 8:28). God wouldn’t ask us to do anything He wouldn’t do. He pours blessing out on us every day and He asks us to have faith and do good works for Him. Let God strengthen you and let the Holy Spirit guide you.
If there is any advice I could give you today it would be, Listen to God because He will never ask you to do something you’re not capable of doing, Follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit because He will never lead you in the wrong direction, And know that Jesus Christ is there to carry you when you think you can’t go on. My prayer for you today is that you will be still and hear what God is saying to you and do what He ask. God Bless and have a wonderful day.