I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6 NIV
His church had taught him that they were God´s chosen people and that the things they believed in and did proved it. He had the impression that all of the other churches were somehow lost due to their misinterpretation of the Holy Bible. But when he went an got a job, there was a girl working there who was a Christian too. She came from a completely different church. As he worked alongside this girl, he had to readjust his thinking. This girl actually lived her faith! She worked, she cared, and she shared her faith as if Jesus was right there with her filling her and guiding her in love. How active is our faith?
The problem with placing too much emphasis on our actions or our doctrines is that when we do, we take our eyes off of the One we say we believe in. No amount of higher standards will come to our assistance when we have to give account for the way we lived our lives on earth. What will help us get into Heaven, will be an active faith. This is not a clever religious term to use, but an actual description for people who have gone past all the human externals. Those with an active faith in Jesus are the ones who have entered a personal walk with Christ and seek to have Him with them, and in them, at all times. Could we ask for a more active faith today?
Lift our faith higher than mere morals and theories. Give us a faith so real that we walk right by Your side always, we pray!