Faith in Action

on July 1, 2019

Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Vacations make some of the greatest memories. The anticipation of the trip could be one of the best parts. Before my husband and I left for Africa; I wrote a prayer in my travel journal and asked for opportunities to share my faith.

Church mission trips to different parts of the world are not the only mission fields. They can also be while on vacation or close to home. No matter where I am, the Spirit guides me when and where to take action declaring my faith. If the Spirit prompts me to ask whether I can pray for someone or tell them about the hope in Jesus, I will.

Jesus commanded Peter three times to feed His sheep. Throughout the Bible, we see the Lord describing His Word as food for His people. Peter wasn’t an educated man or an experienced preacher. By stepping out in faith, he spoke to the people of Israel about Jesus performing miracles and Jesus raising people back to life. Peter confessed Christ was both the Lord and the Messiah. He did not know his words would pierce the crowd’s hearts. — Peter obeyed Jesus’s command and the Spirit blessed his obedience.

God’s Spirit in us will give us what we need to share our faith. Luke 12:12 (MSG) says, “The Holy Spirit will give you the right words when the time comes.”

While talking with other travelers on the return flight, I made several comments about how God works in our lives. No one responded. While walking in poverty-stricken areas, I offered prayer to the sick and hungry. They were not interested. I didn’t take it personally. What was important was to live out my faith when prompted by the Spirit. Without faith, it is impossible to please God.

We love because God first loved us. It is the love of God that initiates our faith. Obeying Him is essential, but a Christian’s motivation for obedience is love. Step out in faith and witness to the people the Lord puts in your path. Let faith and the Spirit be your guide.

Please comment below. It is encouraging to others.

Our time to live our faith is now. What does having faith mean to you?

When was the last time you witnessed to someone on vacation?

14 thoughts on “Faith in Action”

  1. Dave says:

    Thanks for this, Linda. Would being “instant in season and out of season” include “at home and abroad”?

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      Thank you for your question, Dave. If it works for you, it works for me. I love your play on words.
      Linda

  2. Laura Griffin says:

    I really enjoy viewing the world through your eyes; it’s always enlightening! Thank you for sharing! OOXX Laura

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      It’s my pleasure, Laura. Thank you for your sweet comment.

  3. Thank you for sharing

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      You’re welcome, special lady.

  4. Paul Ledbetter says:

    One never knows how any seemingly insignificant comment or statement might influence someone down the road……when you run into an old friend at a reunion for instance, I find it remarkable what influence I might have had on that person decades before without ever knowing it….so, keep talking!

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      Thank you, Paul, for stopping in. Walk the walk, talk the talk, and carry out what God lays on your heart.

  5. Amre Cortadino says:

    Awesome article, Linda! Love that you hit the bull’s eye – when the Lord says speak, do it. When He says pray, do that. When He says hush now, do that too! 🙂

    God bless you as you continue to write for Him! And, in everything, give thanks because that’s His will for us too!

    Hugs and love,
    Your friend,
    Erma 🙂

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      Thank you, Erma, for your constant encouragement. You have made a difference in my writing journey.
      It’s nice to have somebody come along and hold your hand. Blessings always on your words.

  6. Amre Cortadino says:

    Thank you, Linda, I’m happy to be on this journey with you! You are a blessing! <3 <3 <3

  7. Louise G Baker says:

    Wonderful thoughts, as always. Your writing is such a blessing! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      Thank you for your comment, Louise.

  8. Diane S Clark says:

    I haven’t traveled lately but did witness to several ladies at lunch after church last Sunday. They were talking about going to psychics and how fascinating it is. I cautioned them that it was dangerous and “nothing to it” as they believed. I asked that they discuss it with our pastor. It is doubtful that they will but I got their attention and planted the seed firmly as my belief that they not go there… Home is my mission field at this time of my life as I am disabled and unable to travel.

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