JAMES 1:22-25 NLT But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.
I hope that in your daily life, you are taking the time to read the word of God. I also hope that everyday, you are being inspired by the living word. The word of God speaks to us to encourage, comfort, challenge, inspire , correct and motivate us. That is what a healthy life in the word should be. The next step is almost as important: We must do what he word says.
I know that it happens to me on almost a daily basis. God speaks to me, now it is up to me to act. It’s very clear to me to be obedient to the direction and conviction from the Holy Spirit. One thing I have learned about being a do-er. I must act quickly, and just do it. The more I take time to rationalize or contemplate, the more time I waste. Then sometimes the conviction fizzles out. I lose opportunities to live out my calling.
Ever look in the mirror and forget what your awesome face looks like? That’s how foolish it would be. Imagine yourself looking in the mirror and saying “I don’t know who you are anymore!” Maybe you have strayed away from your true identity.
Look carefully into God’s Word. Take some time in it. The word of God is our mirror of truth. We are checking into it to see if there are any blemishes and areas for improvement right? Each morning, gaze into the truth and ask God to speak to you. The word of God is the perfect law that sets you free. How do laws set you free? They give us the guidelines to live in freedom of our life calling. Laws can restrict our actions, but other laws can also give us more power. The law of Love is powerful and amazing. I know that if I truly love someone, unconditionally, their heart will change. There are no exceptions; it’s as powerful as gravity. As you take the time to meditate and study the word, more and more of God’s amazing laws will give you guidance on how to be amazing in your life calling.
Friends, let’s be amazing people who read and love the word. Then let’s be powerful people who also carry it out. Let’s get the point where we are physically uncomfortable until we are obedient to it. Have fun in carrying it out. Expect great adventures as God leads into amazing opportunities. Let’s just make sure we do. If the plan of action that God inspires you with starts of as a bit crazy, then start to act. If your thoughts gravitate to the practical, rational and realistic, rebuke those feelings and just do it!
It’s time to live in freedom and passion in your God given calling!
IAM a Lover of God’s Word
IAM Inspired by God on a Daily Basis
IAM Set Free in the Law of God’s Love
IAM Aware of my Life Calling
IAM a Do-er of God’s Word.