Faith That Works...  (Originally published: "Prayer Needs, What am I Going to do About it?

Been thinking and seeking wisdom a lot lately on a phrase I've uttered many times to others in their moment of need. "I'll be praying for you." Is that enough? Am I too quick to utter that as a convenient response? This paraphrased passage resonates with me in answer to those questions:

      "What use is it, fellow believer, if someone says he has faith but takes no action to prove it? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is dressed in shabby clothes (not ready for the cold) and is going hungry, and someone among we believers says to them, 'Go away happy, being warmed and filled,' and yet you don't give them even enough food to survive with, or clothes to stay warm, what use is that? Even so faith, if it isn't demonstrated with action, is useless, being empty words alone. But someone may well answer, 'You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.' You believe that God is the all-in-all. You do well; the demons also believe that, and are terrified. Can you not understand, foolish person, that faith without action is useless?"

     (James 2:14-26 is well worth reading) I'm wondering if I should drop that easy reply, "I'll be praying for you" unless I'm willing to put words into action, and do whatever I can to see that prayer answered. It's like one of the songs we play on KACS network; the person in the song is complaining to God about people going hungry, kids being abused, human trafficking, and other deep needs and terrible issues, while pointing a proverbial finger at God and demanding, "why don't you do something?!" God's instant and quiet reply is, "I did. I sent you..."

Yes, certainly, pray.  In fact join me on the KACS PrayerTime monday - friday at 5:40am, 12:30pm or 11:30pm. 

But along with praying, what else are we prepared to do?

--- Cameron Beierle Sr.; KACS General Manager