But be he doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves (James 1-22).
Some people are puzzled as to what to do to make the word of God effective in their lives. Their concern is similar to the question the Jews put to Jesus in John 6:28-29: ‘’Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.’’
To believe the word is to believe in Jesus, for He is the living word. Doing the word of God is proof that you believe it. Jesus said if you love me, keep my commandment; that means to do my word. The word of God has the ability, potential and capacity to produce what it says. James, in his epistles describes the blessedness of the one who hears and does the word: ‘’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’’ (James 1:25)
The blessing is in doing and not just hearing the word. Be sure to provide a good ground in your heart for the word of God because the word will naturally produce results once it’s sown in good ground. What guarantees it’s effectiveness in your life is your faith response. Faith is action added to the word that you heard; it’s the response of your human spirit to the word of God.
For the word to be effective in your life you must mix it with faith; you must believe and act on it. The Bible describes some in whose lives the word wasn’t affective, not because the word was void of power, for no word of God is void of power, but they didn’t mix the word with faith: ‘’For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it’’ (Hebrews 4:2).
Dear Father, thank you for sowing your word into my spirit; your word is working mightily in me today, producing in me what it talks about because I’m a doer of the word. With faith, meekness and gladness I receive and act on your word to me today, to build me up and catapult me to my next level of success, victory and prosperity in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Joshua 1:8; James 1:22-25
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