14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2:14-17
Over the past couple of days I have written about intercessory prayer and what it is and what it is not. This morning I read this Scripture and it summed up the essence of what I have been trying to say for days. Who knew the Bible could be so “right on”? Just kidding!
Having faith in a good God, the pray-er talks to God about a person and his/her situation, but true intercession compels the person to move beyond words. The intercessor who feels the pain of the other, of necessity, picks up the cause and begins to move in it. I am learning to listen for my marching orders as I intercede. This is new for me.
Reporting for duty,