Busy Faith

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

“O it is a living, busy active
mighty thing, this faith.
It is impossible for it not to be
doing good things incessantly.”
*Martin Luther, quoted by Beth Moore
Faith is not just sitting back
To let God have His way.
It’s actively embracing what
He brings with each new day.
It’s putting action to those words,
“Oh yes, Lord; I believe!”
It’s reaching out to others so that
They, too, might receive
The love of Christ through things we say,
And through the things we do.
It’s living in a way that folks
See Christ in me and you.
May it be said of us that we
Have busy, active faith;
That every day we’re living out
God’s busy, active grace.
For faith all by itself would just be
Useless, empty…dead.
So let’s pursue a busy, active,
Mighty faith, instead!
“In the same way faith,
if it doesn’t have works,
is dead by itself.”
James 2:17 HCSB
©Lisa DeVinney, October 2012
*James: Mercy Triumphs. Week 4, Day 2, pg. 108.

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