James 1: 22-25
Do not meeely 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 a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it- he will be blessed in what he does.
These verses have become more and more meaningful to me as my faith grows. It is still so easy for me to lose sight of what I have read and learned. Life gets in the way and seems to take over. But God put us here, right where we are, to live our lives. And he has given instructions. The better I am at keeping those instructions in my head and my heart, the more my life follows God’s plan for me.
Lord God, you have given me all that I need. Forgive me for needing more. I am thankful you are there to guide me. Amen