Don’t Just Wait On God
I’m laying in a hot tub again waiting on the pain to die down. Same story line and just another day of nerve pain running wild throughout my body. I have high expectations of what God is doing and is going to do. Not just because I’ve prayed relentlessly, but I continue to play my part. What does that mean you ask?
Too often people pray prayers for God to do something while they do nothing. For example, you can’t just pray to lose weight, but you’ve got to eat smarter. You can’t just pray for God to bless your marriage, but you need to seek to be a blessing in your marriage. I can’t just pray for God to heal my body yet do nothing the doctor tells me could help.
Everyday I pray for my healing. But, what heightens my expectations is I’m doing my part. I stay away from things that might trigger unnecessary pain. I seek to do daily exercises that can strengthen my body. I make wise decisions concerning my health to the best of my ability. Therefore, I’m not just talking about my faith, but I’m living it out. My confidence grows because I’m playing my part and I know God will always play His part.
“How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless? Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” He was even called the friend of God. So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.”