Get On the Plane
It’s one thing to have faith, and another matter entirely to act upon your faith.
Your faith becomes meaningful to you and effective for your salvation only when you have faith in God. But what if you never act on that faith? How meaningful and effective is it then? Look at it this way. Let’s say you make a reservation to fly to Hawaii. When the day for your flight arrives, you drive to the airport, check in, and walk to your gate. But rather than taking your seat on the plane, you sit in the airport and watch the plane take off. Then you turn to some guy next to you and say, “Hey, you see that plane? I have a reservation for that flight. My reservation is going to Hawaii.”
Your faith in God is like that reservation to Hawaii. Just as you fulfill your reservation to Hawaii by getting on the plane, you fulfill your faith in God by getting with His plan (Ephesians 2:10).
Faith that doesn’t show itself by good deeds is no faith at all–it is dead and useless.