Will to Do

It’s not enough to have the WILL to do something – 

you need to ACT upon it (aka DO something)

[ok.. or not to act – if it’s something you shouldn’t be doing!!!]

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“for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” Phil 2:13  – NKJV

“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”  Phil 2:13 – NLT

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James 2:14-18 – NLT:

Faith without Good Deeds Is Dead
14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?
17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.
18 Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.”

Walking It Out – Part 3: Glitches and Backward Steps

In this whirlwind journey, which in the big picture has been nothing but something to celebrate, there are just moments that are harder than others. Multiple times, especially in the last several weeks, those harder moments and days (sometime hours.. sometimes daaayyyyysss) end up leading to life giving encounters as the One who loves us most steps in and shows His hands and things He’s been up to on our behalf. 

Once in a while, it seems, we just hit a few glitches, and maybe even get hung up on them. But as often as those times seem to come along, and it appears as if we’ve taken 2 steps forward and one big one back, it’s good to look and see, that we are still in forward motion. God is still God and God is still Good. Even when all we seem to be able to accomplish is crying, or feeling angry. This too shall pass… this too shall pass. And in the not too distant future, joy will reign supreme, the sky will be bright blue, and all will be ‘well with the world again’ and we’ll be the conquerors of the mountain yet one more time. 

So if today is one of ‘those’ days, where you’d really rather just sit down and quit…  don’t. This is but a blip on the radar of time… 🙂