Faith and Obedience

When I was a boy, I loved to ride my bicycle. I competed in bicycle races during the summer. It was a lot of fun!
I remember that my bicycle had pedals and chains. Sometimes I pushed hard with my legs and feet. But the bicycle would not move! Why? Because the chain had come off. So I fixed the chain and attached it to the pedals. Then my bicycle moved when I pushed on the pedals.
It is the same way with faith and obedience. You can’t have one without the other. Faith is shown through obedience. We obey God because we have faith in Him. James 2:17 says, “It is the same with faith. If it is just faith and nothing more — if it doesn’t do anything — it is dead.” If you do not have obedience with faith, then you are like my bicycle without chains — something that does not move.
Be faithful and obedient to God! Then you will grow in Him and experience His blessings.