But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
I have been pondering lately what it means, for my life, to be a Christian . Lets face it, everyone says they are one. But how many really understand and live what they say? Its true really – what we say does not mean a lot to most people…what we do..how we do things….volumes are spoken.
And I read and ponder His word in all of this. Am I 100% sold out? Living for Him, seeking to do and say and think and love as He does? Oh how I want to be someone who others see Him in. Not now and then but always. Is it not so important these days especially (there are thousands of “choices out there for folks-how else will they know what the true church is if we do not show them?) for us to be all out, sold out living every moment for him?
Yolanda Shanks says in her devotional Not just a Hearer but a Doer “buried in the midst of this routine are commands and requests straight from the Most High that go ignored. We’ve become so reliant on God fulfilling His end of the bargain that we fail to follow through with ours. ”
Am i buried? Are my actions, my praise and prayers ~ are my tributes to Him becoming too mundane? Where am I as I fellowship with my Lord & Saviour?
II Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
In Yolanda Shanks short book, we are challenged to learn and yearn for God even more, with a deeper love and understanding of Him and His word. I think we could all use a dose of “deeper still” in our walk.
I received a free copy of this book as part of the CWA Review Crew in exchange for my honest review.