Thursday, March 19, 2009

Being a Doer

"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 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."

--James 1:21-25

It's not enough to hear what needs to be done. We have to do it.

Goodness and success follow.

What are we doing daily?


CathM said...

Yes - a good gentle reminder...

judith ellis said...

Yes, CathM, a reminder for me indeed.

Cynthia said...

Hi Judith, I have put more of an
effort to doing as opposed to
just speaking, but need to check
myself continually.

judith ellis said...

Cynthia - I laughed aloud as I read your words because they are so true. I remind myself often of being a doer and not a hearer or speaker only.