Let’s do it!

I attended a world language conference in Boston. One of the speakers talked about how we have been focusing on what the students knew and now the focus has shifted to what the students can do. This made me think about how as Christians we tend to focus on knowledge and not practice as much. We do a good job not only just memorizing scriptures but also gaining knowledge that we store in our mind. We listen to sermons, we go to Christian conferences and we play podcasts over and over again. These are amazing practices but when it comes to applying what we know, we probably get a low grade. Application is what makes someone stand out. The Lord said “My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body” in Proverbs 4:20-22. If we are to keep His words in front of our eyes we should also put them into practice. Our problem might be that at times we just stare at the words passively and we don’t do anything about it. We concentrate a lot on the teaching we receive but not as much on the learning that needs to be applied. What are the advantages of applying the words of the Lord? He tells us that they are “health to our whole body.” His words will bless our physical body and our spiritual body. Friend, let’s be doers of the Word and not just listeners. Let’s enjoy what we are taught but let’s also apply it with passion. Our learning should show through our actions. This goes beyond our words. We can talk about it but we should also give it life through our deeds. Every time I put what I learn into action I get great results and I make big strides in my spiritual walk. Let’s do it!Suggested reading: Proverbs 5:1; Proverbs 7:1; Matthew 17:5

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