Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Be a "Doer"

Most people will admit that they know right
from wrong. Most people will say that they
are "good" people. We all tend to compare
what is good and what is bad in our eyes.
As Christians, the Bible is the foundation
to which all other things must be compared
to so we can truly understand what God
views as right and wrong. But it's more
than "knowing" what is right and wrong, it's
about "doing" what is right rather than
what is wrong. As we read God's Word and
as we pray for God to change us from the
inside out, we begin to make choices that
line up with God's truth. This only happens
through time spent with God and focusing on
His truth. It is summer and I am enjoying
not having the same busy schedule with school
for my boys and am looking forward to
some pool, beach and camping, days ahead,
but I can very quickly push time
with God aside and then I'm sure it's going to
be much harder for me to be a "doer" of God's
Word! It's also easier to be a "doer" when
you have other "doers" around you encouraging
you! Read God's Word from James below:

James 1:22-27
22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so
deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone
who listens to the word but does not do what
it says is like someone who looks at his face
in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself,
goes away and immediately forgets what he looks
like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the
perfect law that gives freedom, and continues
in it—not forgetting what they have heard,
but doing it—they will be blessed in what
they do.

26 Those who consider themselves religious
and yet do not keep a tight rein on their
tongues deceive themselves, and their
religion is worthless. 27 Religion that
God our Father accepts as pure and faultless
is this: to look after orphans and widows in
their distress and to keep oneself from being
polluted by the world.

Key points:
*You will be blessed if you read/hear God's
Word and then act upon it.

*Look into God's Word like you look into
a mirror: you see and remember what you saw.

*If we are truly following God, we will
work on words that we say.

*True followers of God help others and
don't compromise

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