Be the One Part 4
Hello Champions 4 Christ!
Today, we are going to continue with Be the One! If you are just joining Coach’s Corner, read the last three blogs to catch you up on what we have been talking about. We found out last time that to Be the One God has called you to be, you have to mix action with faith. The woman with the issue of blood had to hear about Jesus and then press through the crowd to get to Him. She put action with her faith. The moment she heard of Jesus, her faith in Him began. The moment she pressed through the crowd, she mixed action with her faith and received what Jesus had for her. She chose to be the one! Any one of those many people could have been the one. They were right next to Jesus, but she was the only one in that multitude that day who was the one.
James 2:14, 17-18
14: What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?
17: Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
18: But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
In verse 18, James makes a bold champion statement. He’s saying, “We both say we have faith, but I will show you my faith by my works.” Work implies action. Another way we could read verse 18 is this: “But someone will say, “you have faith, and I have action, show me your faith without your action, and I will show you my faith by my action.”
James was telling us that you have to mix faith with action to bring forth the power!
It’s like making sweet tea to go with your meal. You have to mix sugar in your tea to make that tea sweet. You can pour that sugar in your tea but never mix it, and that sugar will sink to the bottom of your glass and your tea will remain unsweet. But, if you want the full benefits of the sweet tea, you have to mix that sugar in with the tea. You have to stir it up! You have to stir faith up by putting it into action in what you believe!
Action is the spoon to your faith - it stirs up your faith!
In the upcoming weeks, determine that you will put action to your faith. If you are believing God for more finances in your life, then speak the Word over your finances. If you’re believing for better friends, then speak the word over your friendships. “I have the favor of God on my life, therefore, I am a friend and I have good friends.” Decide to be the one that steps out on God’s Word, holds onto it, puts action with it, and keeps moving forward until you reach your goal.
- Coach Brim