What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (James 2:14-17)
Genuine faith requires action. If I believe that God will provide for me, I should live in such a way that demonstrates that. If I have faith that God forgave me of my sins, I will forgive others as I have been forgiven. Faith is not genuine unless I reorient my life around the truth. What I know in my head must be engraved on my heart so that I earnestly desire to obey the will of God. Father, please give me faith that evokes my emotions to obey you wholeheartedly.