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Work Gracefully

  • You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith. In the same way, wasn't Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers and sent them out another way? For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead. James 2:24-26 WEB.

    I grew up on a farm with two brothers and ten step-siblings. I got to see first-hand the differences between those who were pleasing to their parents and those who were not. The parents could ask one child to do something, and they would. This pleased the parents, and sometimes, there would be a reward for the child. The child and the parents were both happy.

    When asked to come home after school, some of the other children would land in jail instead. This tended to hurt the parents, and the child got no reward. They were all sad. Of course, the parents tried to love all of the children whether they obeyed their wishes or not. They were part of the family, but there was happiness and a reward for obedient children.

    God loves each of us, and we should respond to that by doing good. When we do, there will be a reward. We gain joy, fulfillment, and self-worth by doing good. As well as the favor of God on our life. "If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land" (Isaiah 1:19). Who will eat the good of the land? Those who are willing and obedient.

    Ask, Action, Reward: When God asks you to do something, and you take action, there will be a reward. You can't shuffle the order. The Lord rewards those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). The love of God is free, and you cannot earn it, but your life can be pleasing to Him or not. Abel was pleasing to God, but his brother Cain was not (Genesis 4:4).

    We are saved by grace through faith, which is God's unmerited favor (Ephesians 2:8). Yet, good works should follow us, for faith without works is dead (James 2:26). No amount of good works will get you to heaven without faith in Jesus. But He also said: "Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46). So we should believe in Jesus Christ, but we should also do what He tells us.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your favor on my life. I am willing. Please give me the grace to be obedient as well. Lead me into all that You have for me on this earth, and make what is important to You important to me. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: The FAAD group members (Fight Against Anxiety & Depression) today is"Feel Good Friday!". This event is about lifting up each other up! We all have times when we are weak, but together, we can get through it! We invite you to share anything that may have prompted a good feeling in your heart today. Even if you're having a bad day, perhaps look to encouraging scriptures, prayers or thoughts, and testimonies of God's work. Whether you are suffering from anxiety or depression or just want to help, all are welcome to join!: FAAD Group:


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your favor on my life. I am willing. Please give me the grace to be obedient as well. Lead me into all that You have for me on this earth, and make what is important to You important to me. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen ❤️
December 8, 2023
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus. 

December 8, 2023
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

December 8, 2023
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

December 8, 2023
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

December 8, 2023
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

December 8, 2023
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen 

December 8, 2023
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Mark Williams
Mark Williams

Father, I am waiting here for You. Meet me in the silence. Meet me in this moment. Meet me in and through Your Son and by Your Spirit. Amen.

December 8, 2023
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Praise God, Amen!

December 8, 2023
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

December 8, 2023
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

December 8, 2023
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

December 8, 2023
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Father I'm pretty useless these days due to my physical problems, but here I am. Use me Lord. Help me by the power of Your Spirit overcome my flesh. Help me walk in love starting with my wife and then outward into the world. Forgive me Father for I know my heart has grown cold towards people because I have focused on my circumstances in my life the past 20 years. Give me a new love for people. Restore unto me the joy of my salvation. Renew in me a steadfast spirit. Fill me this day with the Holy Spirit. I put on the whole Armor of God so I can withstand all the fiery darts of Satan and be victorious in my life again. I'm so tired of not being effective for You a lord. Here I am Lord. I love you Jesus. In Jesus Christ Name. Amen

December 8, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen I am willing Father please help me to be more obedient please meet me in our prayer room in your name I pray amen 

December 8, 2023
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel

Please give me clear direction, grace, and strength Lord.  Thank you. 

December 8, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Lead me to Your will for my life, Amen!

December 8, 2023
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thanks for providing this simple clear plan, Pastor Dion! God asks; I act. Not complicated :). Lord, let me hear Your prompting. Make what is important to You important to me. Amen

December 8, 2023
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Amen!! Alleluia!! Amen!!

December 8, 2023
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Amen and Amen!!

December 8, 2023
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Yes Dear God. Amen

December 8, 2023
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

December 9, 2023
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 9, 2023
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your favor on my life. I am willing. Please give me the grace to be obedient as well. Lead me into all that You have for me on this earth, and make what is important to You important to me. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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