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Doers of the Word
Anonymous - March 6, 2015
Devotional

Doers of the Word One of the hard parts of being a parent is consistency. We want to teach our children to do what’s right, but often we can find ourselves falling into that old “do as I say, not as I do” pitfall. It’s not that we don’t KNOW the right thing to, but simply knowing what is right isn’t the same as doing what is right. This same state of lukewarmness also pops up in our spiritual lives. Knowing what is right can be easy sometimes. God gave us the 10 commandments, they are there in black and white. “Do not lie.” We know lying is a sin, we know its wrong, but…” Then we can rationalize why telling THIS lie is okay or that lie is more helpful than harmful. And suddenly our black and white knowledge becomes gray actions. “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22 We have been called to be people of action, not just knowledge. We are to LIVE our faith for the world to see. We are to love as Christ loves us. We are called to show an unbelieving world who God really is through our unbelievable actions. It’s scary to step out and be bold. It’s intimidating to stand apart from the norm. It’s polarizing to act with Godly integrity in a world that values sinful pride. Do it anyway. My prayer today is that we will all be not just hearers, but doers. Not just knowledgeable, but fruitful in our actions. Let’s show those people in our lives today just how much Christ has changed us, grown us and filled us with His spirit. ”Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, PRACTICE these things, and the God of peace will be with you." Phil 4:8-9. Want to find out more about what it means to have a personal relationship with God? You can read more about God’s Plan of Redemption or contact the ministry team with any questions.