For several weeks, God has been speaking to my heart--and I have been speaking to others--about following through obedience. Not just talking about following, singing about following, reading about following, but actually following by doing what God says.
My reading goes along the same lines..."Faith was active along with his works, and faith was brought to completion by the works...A person is justified by works and not by faith alone." (James 2:22, 24 NRSV)
The Bible says that I show my faith by living it out in my actions. And honestly, this is where I struggle--and so do most people I know. All too often I see in me a "talk without the walk". I believe it, but sometimes it doesn't make it from my head to my hands.
It's kind of like what my wife says about telling her that I love her. She says I could tell her so much more by doing the dishes.
I feel God's tug on my heart today...I need to reveal my love for God and belief in Him by doing more of what pleases Him.
And who knows...maybe it's doing the dishes for my wife?