Faith Without Works


Faith without works As I lie in be this morning I find myself hitting the snooze button AGAIN. It’s dark outside and there’s a chill in the air. I am tired and I really don’t want to get up. I think somehow that if I just get a few more minutes of sleep I will be ready to get out of bed.  It never works.

I love the morning hours when no one is awake. Time with my savior, a jump on the day, and chance to clear my head. Oh, and not to forget, when I wake up on time, so do my kids, making getting ready for school a whole lot smoother. I never regret getting up early, but I usually regret sleeping in.

Inertia seems to be one of my biggest obstacles these days. If I could just get moving...

As I am wrapped in my blankets, enjoying the warmth of my husband next to me, God shows me this is what my faith has looked like recently. I wait for the strength or the details of the how before I move forward with an idea, a project, or a relationship.

I want my emotions to give me a green light. I want to “feel like it” before I move.

Just get moving…

I hear God whisper Move and strength will come. I won’t get awake by lying in my bed. I shed the sleepy when I take off the covers and drop my feet to the floor. It takes action on my part to receive what comes next.

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2:17

I can’t wait to feel included before I invite an acquaintance to lunch.  Just ask

I shouldn’t wait to write 31Days until I have everything I am going to say figured out. Just put pen to paper.

I don’t need to be treated fairly to love. Just be kind, encourage.

God whispers Move and _____________ will come. I will provide you with what you need.