Sunday, September 6, 2015

Listen and Obey!

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Obey God's message! Don't fool yourselves by just listening to it.  If you hear the message and don't obey it, you are like people who stare at themselves in a mirror and forget what they look like as soon as they leave.   But you must never stop looking at the perfect law that sets you free. God will bless you in everything you do, if you listen and obey, and don't just hear and forget.

James 1:22-25 

We have the "listening" part down pretty good!  We can hear the Word of God in many places in today's world.  If you can read and have a copy of the Bible, you can open the Book and "hear" God speaking anytime of the day or night!  The Bible is not just a book that tells about miracles, it is a miracle in itself.  The Word that was spoken by Almighty God and created Heaven and Earth and everything that there is has been gathered and preserved in the form of a Book!  How amazing is that?

The central question of my life is not: "Have I heard the Word of God?"  The question is rather: "Have I obeyed the message after I heard it?"  Hearing without obedience is not better than never hearing at all!

So I will ask myself, and you must do the same, "What have I heard God say that I have not yet obeyed?"  Whatever the answer is to that question must be the focus of my energy today! 

"Lord Jesus, bring to my mind the Word that You have spoken to my heart and I have not yet obeyed.  Make it clear to me what I must do today to be obedient to Your Holy Word!  And may You be praised forever.  Amen."

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