Today’s Daily Light
Staying Focused on the Goal…
As ambassadors of the King..what is our daily goal? The answer…be ‘doers’.
James 1:22,25 NIV…James wrote “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says…(and in verse 25..he continues the main point)…not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it…he will be blessed in what he does.”
Our production (output) in eternal kingdom work increases as we spend time in the ‘word’ and we abide in Jesus. As we spend time in the word and with Jesus in prayer and meditation… the ‘more’ we ‘hear’ at the deep level wherein such ‘hearing’ influences our behavior and activity. ‘Hearing’..motivates us to ‘do’. We ‘do’ what the word and Jesus tell us to ‘do’. We don’t just ‘do’. We ‘hear’ and ‘do’.
The ‘more’ we practice ‘doing’…the ‘more’ we become obedient. The more we become ‘obedient’…the more we will become like our King. (I am not suggesting we can become God…I know you know that…one of the primary teachings of the New Testament is that Jesus Christ comes to live ‘inside’ us ‘so that’ He can change us from the inside out to reflect the ‘who’ of ‘who’ He is…’so that’ we can reflect and manifest His image…the goal being for the world to see Jesus ‘in’ us.)
So the simple ‘light’ today is to remember to stay focused on the goal…discipline yourself to spend time in the word and time with Jesus … ‘so that’…you will be more of a ‘doer’…’so that’ you will become more obedient…more consistently obedient…. ‘so that’ you will reflect the image of our King.
Hearer and Doer Hearer and Doer Hearer and Doer
Got it? Now Do it! 😊 Amen