James 2:17 “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.”
James 2:20 “But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?”
On April 12, 1776, the Fourth Provincial Congress of North Carolina adopted a resolution now known as the Halifax Resolves. In doing so, the 83 members of this body unanimously approved the first official call for American independence. North Carolinian delegates were now officially empowered to vote for separation from Great Britain at the Continental Congress.
Talking about independence was one thing; approving a resolution that promoted independence was something far greater. Believing that they could achieve separation was one thing; taking active steps towards separation was something far greater. Bemoaning grievances against the British was one thing; signing one’s name to a list of grievances against the British was something far greater. The Fourth Provincial Congress of North Carolina turned their faith into works. Otherwise, the cause of independence in this land would have died before it began.
American Christians are doing a lot of talking, believing, and bemoaning. Yet, we are lacking the active steps to do something about the national problems we face. We are relying on faith without works, and the cause of Christ is dying in this land. What is God calling you to do? Do it! What is God calling you to start? Start it! What is God calling you to lead? Lead it! What should you be praying about? Pray for it! What is concerning you? Don’t expect someone else to do something about it. You do something about it!
PLEASE PRAY THAT CHRISTIANS WOULD TRANSLATE OUR CONCERNS ABOUT OUR NATION INTO ACTION. We need to get to work!
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (by the progressive attacks on North Carolina and Mississippi) set your alarm (to pray for our nation, NC and MS)!