“You see that [his] faith was working together with his works, and as a result of the works, his faith was completed [reaching its maturity when he expressed his faith through obedience]” (James 2.22 AMP).
If we truly have faith in God’s promises for our life, we will demonstrate that faith by being obedient to the process of fulfilling those promises. Although we in our own strength could never achieve the great things of God, our choices and actions reveal our belief in what God can do when we work alongside the Holy Spirit to the completion of His will. If we do nothing by faith toward experiencing God’s promises realized, we prove that we lack faith in His Word because our actions are not being motivated by our belief. Faith and deeds go hand and hand. We can say we love someone, but unless our actions demonstrate that love, our words are superficial. Much the same way, we can say we have faith, but if our actions don’t produce seeds in relation to our faith, our faith is also superficial. Our every thought, word and action should be motivated by what we are believing God for. When people look at our life, they should be able to see faith steps leading toward a certain Promise Land. If our actions aren’t lining up with our faith, we can choose today to stand firmly on God’s Word and work diligently in obedience to the Holy Spirit, producing works that complete our faith.
“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love” (Galatians 5.6 NKJV).