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Be a Doer, Not a Forgetter

 

from Called to Conquer by Bishop Eddie Long
Be a Doer, Not a Forgetter

Scripture Reading: James 1:23–25
Key Verse: James 1:25

He who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

 

What is the cry of your heart? I want to be led by the Spirit of God. Is that your greatest desire?

Let me tell you the first criteria for being led by the Spirit of God. It is obedience. You must be obedient to what He says, or He will not waste the effort to speak to you.

Think about it. If someone does not listen to you, how often will you talk to that person? Not very often. It is annoying.

Listening to the Spirit involves more than merely hearing words and getting goose bumps. It means doing what the Spirit says. You cannot be a hearer without being a doer. Thousands of people heard the words of Jesus in person. They even saw the miracles and ate the bread and fish He miraculously provided. Yet only a few followed through by dedicating their lives to Him.

Millions of Christians file into church services and hear God’s Word preached every weekend. Then they file back out and climb into their cars having forgotten nearly everything they heard. When hard times come, they forget who they are. They forget their inheritance in the kingdom, and they have no foundation for recovery from life’s hard knocks. Those who hear God’s voice in prayer, in the Word, or by direct revelation, and then do what they hear, are blessed.

 

    Father, I do not want people to say of me in my old age, “He has forgotten more of God’s Word  
    than you have ever heard.” I want it said, “He was a doer of the Word. He changed lives
    and made a difference in the kingdom—and God blessed him for it.”
    So be it, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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