My former pastor always said, “You gotta put your feet to faith.” In other words, our faith is meant to affect our lives. Our faith in Christ should inform how we process things, the way we treat others, and even how we work and play. Faith without feet is as illogical as believing the stairs can hold your weight yet never taking the first step. In this example, faith is made void by your lack of action based on your faith.
This is exactly what James meant when he told us,” So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself.” (James 2:17) Faith that the stairs can hold your weight is useless unless you are willing to put that faith to practice. James goes on to say in verse 18, “But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” For James Faith and Works go hand in hand because his works make his faith visible.
Now more than ever it is so important for us to have an active and visible faith. Misconceptions about who Christ is and how Christians are called to live are everywhere. Some of them are baseless and some of them are the result of people who claim Christ but their actions don’t add up to biblical truth. God is counting on us to be his brand ambassadors as we demonstrate who he is and the truth of his word through our active faith. When we put our feet to our faith we shine a light on God for all to see the truth.