Senior Pastor’s Devotional
10 July 2020 | Recovery Movement Control Order – “Strategic Psalm 91 Watch”
“Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action is dead.”
What does the above scripture mean? As the saying goes, “you can’t steer a ship or a bicycle to go anywhere until they’re moving.” Motivational writer, Zig Zagler, puts it this way: “The largest locomotive in the world can be held in its tracks while standing still simply by placing a single one inch block of wood in front of each of the eight drive wheels. The same locomotive moving at 100 miles per hour can crash through a wall of steel reinforced concrete five feet thick.” The impact is when it is moving!
Some people have a lot of ‘faith talk” but no action and therefore, there is no impact! Others are sitting around waiting for some kind of special call or revelation from God before they get involved in his work. It is not likely to happen because God has already given us lots of instruction in His Word regarding what to do. All we need to do is to start moving into action!
Talk is cheap. So are mere criticisms. Let us put our faith into action – especially in giving more of our time and talent towards His kingdom!
Jesus has already said much earlier in Matthew 9:29 –“According to your faith be it unto you.”
So what are the faith actions that God has been speaking to you about? A change that will have to take place? A step of faith to do something which is different? As the Holy Spirit speaks to you, put it into action and your faith will come alive!
Ps Lawrence Yap.