Friday, April 29, 2011

Paths to God

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the Word planted in you, which can save you.  Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.  Anyone who listens to the Word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.  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 1:19-25

We go to church on Sunday and listen to our Pastor as he shares what God has laid on his heart.  How many times have we said to the Pastor, "that is just what I needed to hear."  We leave church with good intentions to practice what we have heard.  However, Monday morning comes and we have forgotten everything we heard yesterday and we begin our week just like every other week.  I know that I am guilty of this very thing.  I have been really doing some soul searching and I am striving to practice what God's Word tells me to do.  Do I always do it?  No would be the answer but I will keep pushing forward and wait on God to reveal His plan for my life.

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