Faith That Walks

Was it their faith–or the marching
That crumbled those walls of Jericho?
Walking faith that moves.
Shout, for the Lord has given you the city.

Was it his faith–or the altar building
That brought Abraham’s thicket ram?
Painful faith that trusts.
On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.

Was it their faith–or the hidden baby
That saved Moses to lead God’s people?
Brimming reed-basket of faith.
I have come down to deliver them.

Was it their faith–or the Red Sea steps
That drove back those walls of water?
Believing footprints of faith.
For the Lord fights for them.

Was it her faith–or the red rope dangling
That spared Rahab and her family?
Scarlet streaming faith.
And she has lived in Israel to this day.

Faith without works–
Is dead.
Useless.
A diseased fruitless tree.
And the fig tree withered at once.

Not deeds–
That justify.
For only Grace redeems.

But in all this…
A faith that does.
A faith that acts.
A faith that abides.
A faith that cries out:

I believe; help my unbelief.

And so–
I will reach for the fringe of His garment.
With grasping faith.
Trusting in
The giver of Faith.

Help me to
Walk–
My faith.
Clinging to
The One
Who is faithful.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01411785385543404159 Tracy

    Hi Kara,
    Did you write this beautiful poem? My favorite line is “I believe;help my unbelief.” Thank you for sharing this beautiful post on NOBH! I spent some time on your blog looking through older posts. You have a beautiful family! I read a little about the loss of your sweet little girl and the adoption of your newest daughter. Through all the sufferings and joys, you are setting a wonderful example to your children and the world that life is precious no matter what! God bless and I’m now following your blog! Hope to see more of your posts on NOBH!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04275696717600565061 Patti Hanan

    Your poetry is beautiful. It well illustrates that faith without works is dead. We must all act on our faith. Thank you for this inspiring post.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    Thank you Tracy…yes I wrote it…we are studying James in our small group right now and were talking about faith and works last night. But the “quote” are all from Scripture :) Thanks for taking the time to wander our blog a bit and for the kind words about our little ones….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14687962237051192058 Jessica Heights

    Amen!! I love this!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    Thank you so much Patti…will come visit your blog this evening when the crew is all in bed :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    Thank you Jessica. I thought about you in my “46 days of blogging post”…you have been an inspiration. I really mean that. Your sharing honors God.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10612716398097555419 Trisha

    Kara,
    This is really beautiful!! “Not deeds that justify–for only grace redeems.” Yes, LORD, help us have a faith that does and acts and abides and cries out.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    Thank you Trisha…thought about your crew tonight…eating icecream :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16759869157457848081 Cheryl

    Really beautiful, Kara.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04009515524128741354 Anne-Marie

    Love your poem, Kara. You did a great job reconciling two Bible truths that can sometimes seem at odds.

    Love ya!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13214936478074363121 Mikey

    found you on the weekend blog hop-
    please follow back.

    http://www.mikey-thesinglemom.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06784057511691382628 productjunkiemama

    This is a beautiful poem! Following you from the weekend blog hop!
    http://www.productjunkiemama.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02342026180273577339 hernimc22

    following from blog hop – my blog is at http://practialliving.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15972430229339449257 Lynda

    Beautiful poem Kara! I am enjoying your writing. Sorry I haven’t visited as much lately, but I am trying to make up for my absence. You have a gift and I am so happy you are sharing it. God bless you! Thank you for sharing it at NOBH. =)

  • http://reneeannsmith.com/a/sometimes-god-allows-his-sparrows-to-fall/ Renee Ann

    Love this post, Kara! I’m so glad I stopped in and received such beautiful encouragement. Blessings!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    Lynda–don’t know how you even have time to encourage as much as you do…thank you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    Thank you Renee :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01012197486082869337 Shelly

    Hey there! I am your newest follower from the weekend blog hop (I am one of the hosts!)!! I am trying to play catch up on all the people to follow! What a wonderful blog! I am also a christian and just love seeing other people out there like me! Thank you for posting!! :)
    Anyway just wanted to stop by and say hi. I have three blogs I hope you will follow back!

    http://myowngrocerygame.blogspot.com/(blog hopping one)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12140799566660663717 Jeannette

    Beautiful poem – I absolutely love it!

    Thank you for joining us for the Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop. I’m now following you! Please remember to join us again next Friday to find great new blogs and make new bloggy friends!

    Jeannette
    http://www.myadventureinmommyhood.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    Thanks Jeannette

  • http://deepintoscripture.com Craig

    Such a big amen to this. It is so much more than just saying the words. I’m studying through James right now on my blog – and this verse is coming up. It’s not just James that says faith without works is dead – Paul does too – and Our Lord Jesus REALLY does. But this is a touchy subject to write about. You’re brave :) I really enjoyed reading this. Thank you.

    God Bless and keep you and your family

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04583972660437767750 Columba Lisa Smith

    Beautiful poem. I wish that I would remember to walk by faith every day – it makes all the difference!
    I’m blogging to encourage moms from a Biblical perspective. I hope my blogs will help moms at those everyday crossroads, when we must chose between our active faith and being bowled over by life’s urgent demands.
    God bless,
    Lisa
    http://latenightsandlatin.blogspot.com/
    http://susannasapron.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    Thanks Craig…I just accidentally deleted my reponse to you…AHHH! Anyway–the point of it was…very much agree with what you wrote. We’re in James with our Home Bible Study on Wednesday nights and my husband is preparing for moving into Chapter 3 next week. I’ll mention your verse by verse study to him. We actually spent a good chunk of Wednesday night talking about how Paul and Jame do not contradict each other.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    Thanks Lisa…I appreciate what you wrote…that it’s those “everyday crossroads”…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03358394943567079115 Miami Single Momma

    I am your newest follower from the weekend blog hop
    Looking forward to following your blog.

    Annery
    http://everytopicunderthesun.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02854732663299482276 AwaydownSouth

    Good poem.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02288216293484190139 Hockey Wife

    Beautiful! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16321649570629764230 Things Sent My Way

    That’s so beautiful! I’m following from the Blog Hop. Come visit me back!

    Michelle @ Things Sent My Way

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    Thanks Michelle… :)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08263995875732832349 Laura

    Oh, friend. I am grasping the hem with you…holding on with white knuckles. Even faith the size of a mustard sees can move mountains. Why do I not exercise my faith muscles more? Such a beautiful poem. Thank you for joining me at Playdates!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    Thank you Laura…you are always such an encouragement to me.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18107717294803352571 Roger and LeAnn

    loved the post and the poem was awesome. Thanks for sharing some great thoughts through poetry.
    Check out my blog sometime: Living Waters
    http://lgwilliams.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13182607074543277164 Kara

    Thanks Roger and LeAnn…I will stop by :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11512311149461187879 noreen

    Hi Kara, that is a beautiful thought provoking poem. I love the part about “Faith without works is dead.” This is such an important message during Lent as we grow in our knowledge of the Lord and deepen our faith. God bless!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06113164087743847215 Cassandra

    Hello, I am now following your blog! It is beautiful. I pray that you would follow me back.
    http://wordfromthelordpsalm119.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16535191168178095643 CylestialChola

    just found you on a blog hop…love what you are doing here…I am now a follower…please take time to take a peek at my new blog….may blessings pour upon you and yours…know that i will be reading and smiling….be well.

    http://cylestialchola.blogspot.com

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