Sunday, July 24, 2011

Scripture and a Snapshot: In-Depth Look at Faith

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? -James 2:14

For the past few days I've been seeking to gain a better understanding of what faith is. God prompted me to search for the word faith on and I've been going down the list reading each one and posting them on Facebook for my friends and I to read and soak in. How many times do you think the word faith appears in the Bible? After doing a bit of research, it seems that faith appears about 270 times throughout the Old and New Testaments, which is more often than the word love appears. Clearly, faith is vital for Christians. It must be backed by actions, because what is faith if there is no proof of it?

This coming week I can put my faith into action by:
* Taking time to listen to the concerns of friends and family
* Tithing 10% of my income or more
* Praying for specific needs that I know of
* Reading God's word and meditating on it for a good length of time every day
* Casting my cares and worries on God because he cares for me and you!
* Writing a letter or two of encouragement to leaders in my church
* Praying for missionaries from my church

Etc., etc. Those are just a few ideas.

Do you have any specific examples of how you put your faith in action last week?


Mom of M&Ms said...

beautiful post regarding faith...I follow a list close to yours.. we are big prayer warriors in this house..and we do tithe.. even ehn i tis really tough.. We have faith that our needs are met through Christ,ALWYS!

great post!

Maryvel Friesen said...

Great photography and great post! You are definitely ministry material! May God continue to strengthen you faith!

Muy linda fotografia! Definitivamente tienes el don del ministerio! Que Dios te bendiga.

mountain mama said...


Stefanie Brown said...

Encouraging words...
Happy Sunday Scripture and Snapshot!

Alida said...

Great post! We just keep putting one foot in front of the other and seeing where He wants us to serve. May God bless you this week as work on your list.

joy & blessings,
My Scripture and Snapshot

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

He meets all our needs! Amen.

Ewa said...

great post and photo!

Jenn said...

Beautiful picture. You captured some lovely bokeh in it. Just keep on keeping on and keep on trusting God for everything. He will never let you down.

frontporchdevotions said...

Wow beautiful picture! Faith put into action for me is when I remember all that God has done for me. That love overflows into actions. Although sometimes I get bogged down and think of myself too much. That's why I'm enjoying these posts cuz God's Word reminds me what He wants me to do. Enjoyed seeing your list!!!