20 Jan The Crux of the Matter
“But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” James 2:18 (NKJV)
People would have you believe that in order to change, you must focus on your actions. Yet, the Bible talks of faith and works working hand-in-hand to bring change. While works are birthed in the spiritual, faith is born in the heart.
Matters of the heart are more important when you are seeking true change. The Bible says that with the heart, man believes. If you truly want a new life, there has to be a new you, and that change must come from within. As Christians, we know that the change must come from the Holy Spirit, who dwells within us. This year, rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to change you from the inside out and see your entire life change. You cannot change from within and remain at a standstill on the outside.
Confession: I rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to birth my change from the inside out.