But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith.
James 2:18 NRSV
Faith and works are partners in Christ. Faith without works is mere rhetoric. It does little good only to talk about faith. “So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.” (James 2:17 NRSV). The power of faith comes from living in faithfulness to God. It is demonstrating your faith to others in good works. As a response to grace, faith is an active, breathing force. It is the pulse of your spiritual life.
God, it requires little to speak of faith; it demands far more to live by faith. May my works in your name reflect the faith of my heart. Amen.
I live my faith through works.