Bring Your Umbrella

Faith and Works

“Once, all of the villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella. That is faith.” ~Unknown

One of the least understood teachings of the Bible is the relationship between faith and good deeds (or “works”). Yes, faith is trusting God for his free gift of salvation (we truly can’t save ourselves). But faith without deeds is simply not real faith. Or at best it’s an infantile faith. Which is fine–at first–but we’re not meant to stay infants. God is in the business of making disciples, mature followers who walk by faith, and in the process, show a desperate world how it’s done.

So bring your umbrella!

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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24 Responses to Bring Your Umbrella

  1. Nice post..thanks for sharing…

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  3. gifted50 says:

    Lol, I love it. Faith indeed!

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  4. gregoryjoel says:

    Let me see how you act and I’ll tell you what you believe and where your faith is – something I pass on to the folks I mentor. Thanks, Mitch. Great post!

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  5. Heidi Viars says:

    Love this Mitch … God’s Word … Always true. Always wise. Always loving. … But not always comfortable.

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  6. I remember my dad preaching a sermon on this once!

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  7. Great post! 🙏🏻
    Not to long ago my friend told me to watch the move “Faith Like Potatoes”. It was an excellent movie about faith!

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  8. This verse always makes me think of going to a doctor for advice. You can claim to have faith in the doctor, but if you don’t follow his/her advice, you don’t really.

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  9. Ritu Gupta says:

    Great post👏👏

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Nancy Ruegg says:

    I try to carry my umbrella open and upside down so I catch any blessings God intends for me.

    Liked by 4 people

  11. Tulendra says:

    Awesome as always

    Liked by 2 people

  12. TellBelief says:

    Good. Faith on prayer; umbrella is here

    Liked by 1 person

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