James affirmed in Chapter 2 verse 26 that deeds (or actions) are the byproduct of a living faith. Works do not justify us or make us righteous before God, nor are they the means to salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9). Rather, our deeds are the fruit that grows from one who is obedient to God’s commands and transformed by His grace.
Deeds (or actions) are the outer reflection of an inner transformation process that takes place inside the heart and mind of the believer. They are the evidence of a heart that has been and is continually being transformed and renewed by God (Romans 12:2).
As Christ said, “no good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of” (Luke 6:43-45).
I invite you to stop waiting for the clock to strike 12AM on 12-31-2021; God ain’t waiting for 2022 to bless you! God can bless and transform a life in a nano seconds! For God, a day is a 1,000 years and a thousands years a day (2 Peter 3:8)! It’s time to get to work because the distance between your dreams and reality (blessing) is action….not time!!