“But someone will say, ‘You have faith; I have deeds.’ Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.” James 2:18
Lord Jesus, The world should be able to see that I am yours and that I follow you. You tell me that I am to let my light shine before men that they may see my good deeds and praise my Father in heaven. You tell me that I am to be salt in this world, both seasoning and a preservative in this world headed for destruction. You tell me that, since I live with a hope that the world doesn’t have, people will notice and ask me about the hope that I have in me. Lord Jesus, forgive me for trying to blend in. Forgive me for living a life that doesn’t show the faith that is in me. People should be able to tell that I’m yours. Forgive me because they often don’t. Today, grant me strength and wisdom to stand out in this dark world. Amen.
You see that we are saved by faith alone, but faith is never alone.-Martin Luther