Doing

James 1:22
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

It is not good enough for God and shouldn’t be good enough for us to merely hear without doing, to know His will and yet disobey, to see what He expects and then neglect to do it.  The Christian life isn’t about sitting back and simply saying “Amen” at church, but going out to be the hands and feet of Jesus.  It isn’t about simply thinking it all sounds so good without putting some action to it, as well.

We have to do something about what we know.  The first step was believing on Christ and receiving His gift of salvation by grace.  That knowledge of Christ and what He did for us causes us to take that step of faith.  But then after that, we obey His commands.  We go out and do what He’s told us to do.  We live how He wants us to live.  Doing that leads to good works, service, helping others, growing His church, seeing lives changed and making an actual difference in the world around us, all for His great glory.

So let’s go out and do something about what we’ve learned at the feet of Jesus.  Let’s put it into practice in our lives each day.  Let’s share the love of Christ with those around us.  Let’s do good.  Let’s serve.  Let’s praise and honor our Lord with humility and thankfulness.  Let’s be more like Christ by going and doing those things He did.  He set the example.  He did the hard part.  And now He’s called us to follow in His footsteps, to be obedient to His commands, to serve Him and the world around us as He calls us to.

It is a good thing to hear the Word of God and to agree with it and think it is right.  But without doing something with that, we aren’t doing anyone any good.  We are called to live the Christian life, to be active, to exercise faith, to be obedient, to serve, to get up and go, to partake and participate in all that God has for us.  It is a wonderful way to live.  It’s a satisfying way to live.  And most of all, it is that kind of living that pleases and honors God as He accomplishes His purposes through us.

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