But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception be reasoning contrary to the Truth]. JAMES 1 : 22
A HEARER .. OR .. A DOER .. WHICH BEST DESCRIBES YOU ?
But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out] .. Hebrews 11 : 6
So faith comes from hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself) .. Romans 10 : 17
Faith .. By now you are well aware that faith is the very cornerstone of your relationship with Jesus Christ .. You also know that faith in God comes through hearing His Word !!
O.K. .. So you trust and believe in God .. And .. You study and meditate on His Word .. And Then ?
And Then .. You have to ask yourself this question .. What Benefits Will Your Faith Bring Into Your Life If You Never Do Anything With It ?
DO ? .. That’s Right !! .. Faith Is A Doing Word .. Faith Acts !!
Faith Must Always Be Combined With Actions That Express And Agree With Your Faith !!
What is the use (profit), my brethren, for anyone to profess to have faith if he has no [good] works [to show for it]? Can [such] faith save [his soul] ? .. James 2 : 14
As A Believer In Jesus Christ, It Is Very Important That You Understand This !! .. Because .. If we find yourself in a situation where you are claiming to be in faith, but the actions you are demonstrating do not agree with your faith .. Then Very Simply .. Your faith will not work !!
Now one of the most powerful tools you can use to prove that your actions are in agreement with your faith is your confession .. And .. Unfortunately it appears that it is in this very area that you may be letting yourself down in a big, big way !!
One of the biggest mistakes that you may find yourself making, is that you continue to confess your unshakable faith in God’s Word .. And Yet .. At the same time you totally contradict your confessions with wrong actions.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you need a financial breakthrough .. A situation that leads you to stand in faith and trust God to provide the finances and the breakthrough that you require .. And Yet .. At the same time you stress and worry about how you are going to pay all your accounts at the end of the month ?
Can you see that when you do this your actions do not correspond and tie up to your faith !! .. One moment you stand up and confess that what God says in His Word is true .. And .. The very next moment you totally turn your back on your confession of faith with wrong actions such as stress, worry and anxiety.
Your actions Must, Must, Must agree with your faith .. One-Hundred Percent .. If you are expecting the Mighty hand of God to move in your life regarding any situation that you are facing !!
Because .. If you don’t then you will only end up misleading and deceiving yourself !!
You will find that you grow more and more frustrated with each passing day, and you will be tempted into playing the blame game .. You will begin to blame any failure of your faith on the devil, or on your partner, or on your children, or on your boss .. When In Reality It Is Just You That Has Deceived Yourself, by not acting on or being a doer of God’s Word !!
STOP DECEIVING YOURSELF !! .. If You Are A Doer Of The Word Then Your Actions Will Agree And Tie Up With Your Confession !!
24 .. So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts upon them [obeying them] will be like a sensible (prudent, practical, wise) man who built his house upon the rock.
25 .. And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it has been founded on the rock.
26 .. An everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a stupid (foolish) man who built his house upon the sand.
27 .. And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell – and great and complete was the fall of it .. Matthew 7 : 24 - 27
What A Beautiful Parable That Jesus Shared .. And .. The message that He wants you to take out of His parable is very simply this .. Doers of His Word will endure and withstand the storms of life !!
Storms are going to blow through your lives .. But .. Jesus wants you to know that if you are a doer of His Word .. If you build His Truth into your spirit .. If you follow and obey the instructions of His Word .. If you allow His Word to become your very foundation .. Then .. You will never be faced with a situation where you feel as though you are going to crumble under the pressure .. Because .. Your life will be built on the solid, unshakable, rock of God’s Word !!
Jesus Shows You Very Clearly in His parable He teaches about two houses and one storm.
One of the houses is built on rock and the other is built on sand .. And .. That is the only difference in the parable, because when the storm came, it was exactly the same rain, the same floods, and the same winds that hammered up against both houses.
The end result of the storm was that the house built on sand was defeated and destroyed .. While .. The house built on the rock stood strong !!
Now .. It is important for you to understand that in your life you are going to face various tests and trials .. You are going to experience your own personal storm .. But .. You must also understand that your tests, trials and storms Can Not defeat you .. Unless You Allow Them To .. The Choice Is Yours !!
You can choose to hear God’s Word and confess that you have faith and believe what God is saying to you, while in your heart you continue to stress, worry and be anxious .. In which case your foundation will be crumble under the worlds pressure and you will feel defeated and destroyed more often than not .. Because .. Your actions do not really agree or tie up with your faith.
You can choose to hear God’s Word and confess that you have faith and believe what God is saying to you !! .. You decide that it does not matter what you see, it does not matter how you feel, it does not matter how big and bad the storm looks .. What matters is what God has to say about it .. And .. If God says it, you believe it and that settles it !! .. You build your unshakable foundation on His Word and then you let go and you let God !!
Become A Doer Of God’s Word And Then You Hold Fast To Your Confession Of Faith .. Because You Know .. That You Know .. That You Know .. That .. God Does Not Fail !!
Faith accepts and acknowledges all that God has already promised in His Word .. And .. You can personalise God’s Word and make it your very own by acting on it !! .. Do What He says !!
Lean on, trust in and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding .. Proverbs 3 : 5
Trust God with all your heart .. And .. The only way that you can do that is to trust in His Word !! .. God and His Word are one .. So .. If you trust in one then you must trust in the other !! .. It Is As Simple As That !!
Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it .. Jeremiah 1 : 12
Isn’t That Awesome !! .. God Is Actually Sitting, Waiting, Watching !!
Watching over His Word so that He can give you everything that He has promised .. He is excited about making sure that His Word comes true in your life .. BUT .. His hands are bound for as long as you choose to think like the world thinks .. Instead of having faith in what He says, confessing it and living it, without hesitation or doubt ..
God Cannot Make His Word Come True In Your Life If You Do Not Believe It And Act Like It Is True !!
Your Father is a God Who turns information into revelation .. And .. If you have been blessed enough to have received the revelation that perhaps your “house” is built on sand at the moment .. Then .. You have the power to break that house down right now !! .. It Is Never Too Late !! .. You can choose to demolish that house before the storm comes to do it for you !!
Re-Build !! .. God is the Master Architect .. The Master Builder .. And .. He Has Given You The Master Plan .. So .. It Is Time To Re-Build !! .. Re-build A Brand New House !! .. A Brand New Start With A Solid, Unshakable Foundation Built On The Rock !! .. The Rock Of God’s Word !!
Turn Back To God !! .. Turn Back To His Word !! .. Get rid of all the clutter from the world that has been clogging up your heart and pulling down your spirit !!
Start to renew your mind with the treasures that lie within God’s Word .. Become a true doer of the Word and God will ensure that His Word never remains empty and void in your life.
He will fill every moment, of every day with His sweet presence and He Will Make Sure that His Word comes true for you .. He does not say maybe .. He will not think about it .. He Will Make Sure that His Word comes true in your life !!
The Sooner You Get Your Actions .. “Your Doing” .. To Agree And Tie Up With Your Confessions Of Faith .. The Sooner You Can Expect God To Show Up And Begin Doing Some Amazing Things In Your Life !!
IT IS NOT OVER UNTIL GOD SAY’S IT IS OVER AND GOD WILL NEVER SAY IT IS OVER UNTIL YOU WIN