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When we move, God moves.

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I think many of us have heard the scripture, "faith without works is dead", right? That verse comes from James 2:14 and it means that when we move, when we do what it is we're supposed to do regarding what we want God to do, we have to put some work behind what we believe. And when we move, God moves. Just like that. Because faith without works is dead (James 2:14-16). We have to put some elbow grease behind our words, behind scripture. Yes, speaking it the atmosphere is great, but there must be more that comes with it. Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is the assurance of things we want to happen that we have not seen yet. In other words if we "see" it and believe it, then the proof will be in the actions we put behind it. We have to put action behind what we want to happen in our lives or our words are just empty, worthless, cheap talk.  James 2:14-17 says, 'What good is it if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If someone doesn't have clothes or food, and one of us says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” and we let them go on without giving them the things they need, how are we helping them? If we really wish them well, if we really care and believe in them, then well wishes aren't enough. What good is that? We have to do something for them. Otherwise it's just encouraging words, that's it. If we really believe in what we want them to do, we're going to do something that's a corresponding act. 

I have much respect for the people who are at least trying to move mountains and cross over valleys, because they're doing their part (works), as well as, believing and trusting God to do His part (faith). 
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