Words and Deeds (Faith that Works)

(I wrote this last year and was reminded of it again today. “Father, help us show YOU to a hurting world, not only in our words but so much more with our deeds.”

hold on my soul 010We  talked for hours

And blogged for days.

We read the books,

Researched and prayed.

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We asked for wisdom

Looked for a cure

We prayed some more,

Thought our motives were pure.

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Still the homeless are cold

And orphans die.

The old are lonely

And the fatherless cry.

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Our words are futile

If deeds don’t come.

The Gospel speaks loud

When we start with one.

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What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

James 2:14-16

Daisy, Isaiah 40;8

About Heidi Viars

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth ...” ― C.S. Lewis ..... In my pursuit of self, I found utter darkness. In my pursuit of truth, I found Jesus, who dispelled the darkness by His forgiveness. Now I follow Him and try to understand Him better. I am a wife, mother of 6, blogger and love taking photographs of sunrises.
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23 Responses to Words and Deeds (Faith that Works)

  1. Debbie says:

    Thank you, Heidi, for this reminder to put our faith into action. God bless you as you do!

  2. So very powerful–your heart blesses me always. Love you, Sweet Sister!

  3. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Oh, Lord, remind me of Heidi’s powerful words, especially her conclusion: “The gospel speaks loud when we start with one.” May I take advantage of every opportunity to speak for you and act on your behalf, that your gospel might be proclaimed loudly to those around me.

    Thank you, Heidi!

  4. Starralee says:

    Such truth–great lesson.

  5. Dearest Heidi, I am so sorry for missing all of your posts … don’t know what happened; but my link for following your blog somehow went to ‘unfollow’ and because I hadn’t had any emails saying you had a new post for quite a while, I presumed you were taking a break from blogging. So sorry, I should have checked or emailed you at least. Praying all well in every area of your life. Missed you xxx

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Thank you so much, Liana, for your kind comment. I have not been posting much lately (nor reading posts). I am trying to do a little blogging here and there when I can. I am truly grateful for this blogging community and the encouragement people share. Blessing to you, dear one, you are so very much appreciated 🙂

  6. Rene Yoshi says:

    True. A powerful poem and great reminder. 🙂

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