...of faith

Thank you all for praying! I’ve been feeling better since Tuesday; however, I had to play a little bit of catch up with my family and housework before I started writing again. So, here I am this morning, prepared to let my heart overflow from my mouth. There’s quite a bit stored in here!

Faith. It’s not a hard concept. Believing, trusting and OBEYING. Faith is a verb, therefore, it requires action. “…faith…not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:17 NIV

With my mouth, I can talk faith, but what am I doing about it? Yes, talking is an action, but you know better, that is not what I am talking about! I’m reflecting on the things God has told me to do and I whined, “But I can’t! You don’t really want me to do that! Why is it so hard?” My Father has not required anything of me that’s hard. I did not have to walk through a wall of water in order to receive a promise. But my shallow breathing reveals that I must be a part of the Egyptian army.

It’s not hard y’all, we make it hard.

“By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.” Hebrews 11:29 NIV


  1. Certainly, He never asks more of us than He can handle. It's often more than I can handle, but my strength, er - weakness, doesn't matter. Because HE is so strong!
    I think that's how we make it hard - thinking our strength is what matters. Ya know?

    Love you,

  2. "Faith without action is dead."
    "I can do all thing in Christ, who strengthens me."

  3. Faith is at times the most difficult verb to perform, yet the rewards are well awesome!! great post.

  4. Glad you are feeling better. Enjoy your family.
    Blessings, andrea

  5. Love it! I truly believe in words seasoned with salt, and your blog is a beautiful shining light of that faith!
    He says, "My yoke is easy..."
    We just have to believe it, and live as though it is.

    Thanks for stopping by! I truly appreciate your gracious words~

  6. LOL! Love the part about walking through a wall of water. *snicker*
    Thank goodness for the book of James! Great post, Larie! I'm glad you're feeling better. :-)

  7. Hi
    I saw the prayer request you posted on Sarah Markley's blog. I just want to encourage you that I had the same phone call fr my doctor and the same anxiety over that procedure. I was scared as well but told God, "If this is what you want for my life, then I will go through it and use it for Your Kingdom." I had it done in January 2007 and while he was doing the procedure I was hooked up to my iPod listening to Dr. Charles Stanley's preaching. I was out for the afternoon but was fine afterwards. My tests have been clear since then.

  8. Hey there! I stumbled on your blog and love it - it really blesses and encourages! I also attended She Speaks '09 - wonderful wasn't it, glory to God! I'm launching my blog soon and look forward to following you on your journey! Blessings!

  9. I have found that faith is a fruit that grows in my heart as I look to Jesus to reveal Truth to me. He helps my unbelief. He makes me to be able to believe. He is the answer to all of my lack in trusting God. I long to have the strongest faith. So, I continue to look to Jesus to reveal Himself to me and as I know Him, trusting Him gets so much easier. You can not trust someone you do not know. :)
    God Bless,


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