Friday, Oct 24, 2019

From the Kitchen Table

Victorious Living Day 24

A Doer Does

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.  But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. James 1:19-25

The one thing that caused Jesus to marvel was what people did or didn’t believe.  This Jesus life isn’t just about liking what Jesus said but about living what Jesus said because we love what Jesus said.  We should love it; it will save our souls.  Loving God’s word let’s His word swim through our heads and sink deep into our hearts where it becomes the truth of our hands and heels.  Blessing is just on the other side of believing.  But believing takes courage to let the word of God shine in our hearts, show us who we really are and stay there to make us what we believe.  Real faith behaves because it believes.  What we do with what we believe will determine where we go with that belief.  What we believe will affect our will, our wisdom, our wants, our words, and our walk.  Blessing is just on the other side of believing Jesus. 

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