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October 20: Things Change When You Act

James 1:25

“But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”

Genesis 12:1-4

“Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. ”

The power that changes your life is not as much in the thoughts that you accommodate as it is in the expression you give to them. You may have beautiful thoughts, wonderful ideas, but if you don’t act upon them, they will never be able to see the light of day. Many people have wonderful thoughts, wonderful ideas, even God-given ideas, but they never carry them out. The power to change your life is in your action. Things change when you act on the Word, when you act on a God-given idea, a God-given thought or a God-given concept. When you act, everything changes about your life. You must act out what you believe, to experience transformation in your life. Have an action plan. Has God given you an idea; has He told you something? Swing into action and give expression to it. Action! That’s the key to change. Action. Amen. That’s why you will notice that action men and women are revolutionists. Your life will be revolutionized altogether when you act out your faith without delay.

 

The account of the lame man at Lystra comes into consideration here. He was born lame from his mother’s womb. He heard the apostle Paul preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and had faith to be healed; but did not give expression or action to his faith until Paul screamed with a loud voice to stand upright upon his feet; then he stood upright and was made whole forthwith. Had he not been helped by the apostle Paul to act out his faith, he would have been carried home lame and helpless, though he had faith to be healed (Acts 14:6-10). Faith without action is dead being alone. James 2:18-20 tells us “Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?”

Acting out your faith is what it takes to create the physical manifestation of it. Be deliberate! Be intentional! Give your faith a shot of action! Go ahead and act out what you believe right now! Come on now! Hit the road running as to all that God has spoken to you. That’s where the miracle lies! Hallelujah!

 

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that I am a doer of the Word; I give expression to every revelation that I have received and do receive from the Word. Amen.

 

 

Further Meditation:Psalms 82:1-6; James 1:22-25.