James 1:22 NIV
“Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
Many of us today have the belief that since we go to Church on Sunday and tithe, we are living like Christians. True that Christians do those things and they are important things but if we begin to read the Gospels in the New Testament, we find that we lead a very different life than most of the Apostles and Jesus himself.
We often get up in the morning and begin the hustle. Make the coffee, shower if there is time, get dressed, rush to work, put in your 8+ hours, rush home to make dinner, watch some TV or listen to our favorite podcast, then go to bed, all to do it again the next day. Simplified version I know but the point is made.
Did we take a few minutes in the morning to talk with God or even ask for a good day? Since you are reading this, you are getting there. But then, how do we put what we know God says into action, bring the Word to life? Jesus came to earth as the Son of Man to show us by example how to live a Godly life. Do you have an open dialog with God and thank Him for the good that happens or ask for guidance on the more challenging parts?
It is very often hard to make time in your busy day for God, but if you put God into all your thinking first, you are truly making progress in the right direction in doing what the scripture says.
David Moore, 316 Ministry