Happy Tuesday, friends!
The flu has officially hit our household. Emily Grace complained of a sore throat and had a small fever off and on yesterday, so I took her to the clinic late last night thinking it was strep.
She ended up testing positive for Flu A. Ugh! Hopefully we caught it early and her symptoms seem to be mild. I just pray no one else gets it!
I wanted to talk about this verse that has been sticking out to me lately:
James 1:22 says, “But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.”
I guess God has really been convicting me about this. I feel like I could be doing MORE for Him. I get so caught up in worrying about my family, my job, etc., that I forget there is a hurting world out there.
How easy it is to sit in church on Sunday and listen to the Word of God. Take it in. Pray about it. Reflect on it. But then we go back out into our everyday life and don’t act on it.
What a shame! If we really listened to God’s word, we not only transform our own lives, but we begin to transform the world around us by acting on the Word.
What are some PRACTICAL ways we can be “doers” of the Word?
So far I have came up with only a few things:
- Fill old purses up with personal hygiene items and food/water and give to homeless women we see around town.
- Volunteer to deliver meals to the elderly through the Meals on Wheels program.
- Bake a cake for the lady next door.
- Take cards to the sick that are in the nursing home where my dad was.
- Take a widow lunch or a nice treat.
- Share Jesus with my lost friends more! (This is another post for another day, but a great way to be a “doer)
What are some other ways to help spread the love of God to others? I would love to hear from you!
Lord, I ask You to help me think of new ways to do the Word of God. You have all the fresh ideas I’ll ever need, so I am looking to You to show me how to put the Word into practice in my life. You are full of creative power and fresh ideas, so please open my eyes and show me how I can serve, how I can bless someone else, or any other way I can become obedient to do the Word that has been revealed so powerfully to my life.
I hope you have a great Tuesday. I’m so thankful for this blogging community!