I mull this verse over now and then. I talk to God about it. It says, “So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up) by itself is destitute of power. (inoperative, dead)
I’m torn. My humanness has me telling God, what He already knows. “I’m old.” “I’m arthritic.” “I don’t always have a reliable car.” “What can I do?” “I’m lazy.” “I do some things now and then.” “I help maintain my hubby and he goes speaking to people and sharing his testimony and doing some lawns for free.” There is the latest excuse, “Well, I started this blog, God, and give You glory. It actually belongs to You.”
I can’t dwell on this. I will lose my sanity. I talk to my heavenly Father about it and He reminds me it’s our relationship that’s important. He reminds me He knows my heart. I love Him. I thank Him for Jesus. There are times He makes sure I see opportunities to give a meal when needed. There are times He wakes me in the middle of the night, I can’t get back to sleep, and some of those times, I am actually obedient to take time to be with Him and lift people up in prayer.
I advise anyone to do this when they are in dire straights. Start talking to the One Who loves you best and He will give you conversation. After your conversation and communing time, you feel better. He is awesome.
I also appreciate it when I see or hear of others’ prayer needs. I take the time to pray for others and am not so focused on me. Some of the needs I’ve heard are so humongous that I repent and tell God I’m thankful. I could be in situations like I hear of. He always spares me. Halelujah!