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.


We asked for wisdom

Looked for a cure

We prayed some more,

Thought our motives were pure.


Still the homeless are cold

And orphans die.

The old are lonely

And the fatherless cry.


Our words are futile

If deeds don’t come.

The Gospel speaks loud

When we start with one.


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

23 responses to “Words and Deeds (Faith that Works)”

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


    1. May He continue to give you strength and wisdom, perseverance and patience, as you walk with Him in those works! So grateful for you, Debbie!


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


    1. May the Lord continue to lead you into the works He has planned for you. May He be your strength as you work out your faith 🙂 Much love to you, Skye


  3. 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!


    1. Thank you for that prayer, dearest Nancy! I am praying it with you!


  4. Such truth–great lesson.


    1. Thank you for reading, dear sister.


      1. I’ve got something fun coming up on Sunday….


        1. Can’t wait to read it!!!!!!!!!!!!


          1. By the way, thank you for your prayers–I felt them!


            1. You felt God!!!
              Not sure if you can listen on your computer, but this song spoke so powerfully to me today. thought I’d share!


  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


    1. 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. True. A powerful poem and great reminder. 🙂


    1. May He continue to bless you with wisdom as you pursue Him in obedience 🙂


      1. Thank you, Heidi! Your prayers helped. 🙂


          1. [chuckle] Yes, but you participated through obedience and love. 😉


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