James 2:17 in the Classic Amplified Bible says:
“So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead).”
Now listen to the words of James 2:17 this time in God’s Word Translation which says the verse this way:
“In the same way, faith by itself is dead if it doesn’t cause you to do any good things.”
Faith destroys fear. . .crushes doubt. . .conquers the unknown. . .inspires others. . .and makes us victorious in all our hands find to do.
If we want to do more than we’ve done. . .be more than we’ve been. . .then we need to step out in faith … as long as it lines up with His Word.
God’s Word tells us what to do. . .if we take a calculated risk and fail to succeed.
Proverbs 24:16 in the New Living Translation says:
“The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.”
I’ve found that scripturally-directed action. . .even though it appears risky in the natural. . .produces successful results. Sometimes those results are immediate other times they’re progressive . . .as a result of the actions taken.