Monday, October 22, 2019

From the Kitchen Table

Victorious Living Day 20

Listen & Live

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”  Luke 6:46-49

There’s an equation for success in God’s word: Listening + Living = Lasting.  We know that this life is lived by faith and that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God, but life involves living.  We must do something with what we hear.  Just hearing won’t get us around the corner or down the road in this life.  A house stands the storms of time by listening to its foundation.  If the foundation says “stay” it stays but if the foundation says “move” it moves.  The same thing happens with life.  Life reflects what it listens to and lives for.  Jesus said that we could tell a tree by its’ fruit.  Who will we listen to today and who will we live for?  We will live for the one we listen to along the way.  God is building lives that last forever in His love.  Listen to what He is saying and live in what He is doing, it will leave you lasting in what He’s longing.  Take time to listen so that you can live in what lasts.

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