Doers, not Hearers

As Christians, we are to follow God.  What does that mean?

Simply put, we are to keep His commandments.  While we’re all familiar with the Ten, it also means to put His way before ours in every part of our life.  We are to live according to His will.

When we study Scripture, we are to take His word to heart.  We are to listen to Him and act accordingly.  Dropping past behaviors, changing our lives toward a more holy path, drawing our lost White Brethren to redemption in Christ, are all part of His commission to us.  While works don’t get you into heaven, they are part of the deal.  We are expected to SERVE Him and serve our brothers.

James speaks of this in the first chapter of his epistle.

“For if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.” James 1:23-24.

We get busy, caught up in our demanding lives.  We promise God we’ll do better and that we’ll try harder, but do we actually “do” it?  Living a holy life is virtually impossible in our own strength and especially in this crazy world, but through Christ we can strive for it.

Everyday, work on following Him.  Seek His will.  Wake up each day and ask Him for the strength to meet whatever He has in store for you with a conviction in your heart to be His servant in Christ.  We are here to serve Him.  Make it your focus and your path will start to line up with His.

“Prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.” James 1:22.

This road is difficult, at best.  We say something, but don’t mean it.  We make a promise, but break it.  The good news is we have an Advocate that is here to prop us up when we fall!  Look in the mirror and ask yourself who do you want to be.  A hearer or a doer?

He wants us to be like Him.  Make a choice today.  Strive for greatness.  His greatness.

To Him be the glory.

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