Recently I read a scripture that reminded me why so many believers are not experiencing all that God created them to.
James 1:22-25 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.” (NKJV)
If we know the truth but don’t act on it, our lives will inevitably stay the same. Simply reading the Word with no application will cause us to forget the powerful Holy Spirit inspired wisdom and guidance needed to walk in all that God has for us.
Many times people will read the Bible and think that is enough to live a life of abundance in Christ. While reading God’s Word is incredibly important, often no transformation occurs and they are left disappointed, blaming God for the quality of their lives.
Knowledge alone will never create change. It is revelation knowledge coupled with action and faith that causes God’s promises to come to pass in our lives.
I challenge you this week to become a doer of the Word. Whatever scriptures you read, ask God to give you the wisdom needed to incorporate them into your daily decisions and actions.
As a doer of the Word, you will be able to receive all that God has for you and live a life led by the Spirit, influencing everyone around you positively with the light and truth of Jesus Christ.