Throughout the Bible, there is a word that keeps popping up. It might not seem like an odd thing, because it’s not exactly a very unique word. It is, however, a powerful word, a word essential to our faith, a word, that if left out, would leave Christianity a motionless ideal. The word is GO.
God told Abraham, “Go up out of this land…”, without telling him where he was going. And he just went!
God told Gideon, “Go, save Israel…”. No small task. But, he did it.
Before Jesus ascended, he told the disciples, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel…”, a commission to carry the gospel wherever they went.
One of the most practical, easy to follow statements Jesus ever made was, “Go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father…”. This produces an authentic relationship with God.
The point is this- If you claim to be a Christian, action is required. You’re not going to stand before God and hear, “Well done, good and faithful student.” He is looking for servants. God’s Word is the fuel and guidance for something. That something is not the size of your head. That something is the good works that God has prepared for you to walk in (Ephesians 2:10).
What do you think? Comment with your answers to these two questions-
1. Do you have any favorite verses or stories from the Bible that show us how to put our faith in motion?
2. How can you put your faith in motion, today?