Listen & Live

earI’m becoming a bit hard of hearing, as I get older. I think it may have something to do with the volume of my music over the years. I think the generations of young people who are growing up with headphones in their ears are going to be in the same boat as me in regard to their hearing.  My hearing of the Word has improved with age because the Word is speaking deep into my soul every time I open it. Check this out….

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. (James 1:22-25 NIV)

 

There is a really basic lesson for me here. I must not only listen to the Word, I must act upon it. It seems like every day I read something in the Word, there is a “call to action”. I need to love more. I need to listen more. I need to give more. I need to forgive. The list can go on and on.

I want to be a person who looks into the Word of God and listen intently and then let that Word shape my attitude and my actions. I want God’s Word to be my guide every day. I want to walk in obedience to Him and receive the many blessings that come from the journey with Him. His Presence with me on this journey is the GAME CHANGER. He not only speaks through His Word, He helps me walk it out when I’m walking with Him!

Pressing On!
Dwayne

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