If we TRULY believe or have faith in God we should be up DOING His good work! What we SAY we believe in means absolutely nothing if we don’t get up and put some action to it! The Bible even tells us that FAITH without WORKS is dead (James 2:17-18, New King James Version). Now there is much work in the Lord to be done. God has charged all of us with the work of visiting the fatherless and the widows (James 1:27, NKJV) and all throughout the Bible we are instructed to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and care for those who are afflicted.
Now Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV) tells us that God is faithful and is indeed a REWARDER of those who diligently seek Him. If we really believe that, wouldn’t we be up DOING the work of God to obtain the reward we SAY we believe He will give us?! I must admit, I’ve been guilty before of doing a lot of TALKING and not enough WORKING. The misconception that I needed BIG FINANCES to do God’s work was one thing that really held me back! However, I just recently realized that everything isn’t about money-sometimes it’s about your TIME and SINCERE concern for others.
When I realized this, I began to regularly visit the elderly at some local nursing homes. I have a soft spot for the elderly; and I really enjoy just sitting and talking about the goodness of the Lord with them and hearing their life stories. Just me visiting them, letting them know that I care, blesses them and it blesses me in the process as well.
So I encourage you-find a group of people that you can help, whether it be by donating money to a good cause or volunteering your time. Whether it’s the elderly, the homeless, foster/underprivileged children, or battered women; find someone who may be poor in spirit and lift them up by showing them the LOVE OF GOD and your genuine concern! People: it’s time to stop talking about what we believe in and actually do it-Let’s WORK IT!
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.