But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says.
Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.
“People do not know the Word until
they begin to practice it and let it live in them. They may have sat
under one of the finest teachers or preachers in the country for years,
yet it has never become a part of their lives.”
In Part 2 I discussed some myths people believe about being doers of the Word – today I want to challenge those myths and help you see what it truly means to be a “doer of the Word”.
If you’re living it, you won’t be worried, depressed, down, etc. – Galatians 5:22 tells us that the fruit of the spirit is joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness. While these things
already belong to us, if we’re not acting on the Word – they won’t be prevalent in our lives. I always like using the “Peace and Joy Gauges” in my life – if I don’t have peace and joy in my life – I’m missing it somewhere.
If You’re Living it, You’ll see Results – John 15:7,8 tells us that if we’re doing the Word, we’ll bear fruit (see results in our lives – success, increase, influence, seeing lives changed through us, etc.) and God will get the glory. Is your life getting better and better? If so, that is an indicator that you’re living the Word.
If you’re Living it, You’ll do Everything God asks You to do, not Just the Parts You Find Convenient – People that only act on parts of the Word that they find are convenient do not believe God is a good God, loves them, and is looking out for their best interest. Everything God asks us to do is for our benefit including tithing, not having pre-marital sex, etc.
If You’re Living it, You’ll have a Peace in your Life no Matter what Circumstances Come Your Way – Jesus said, that if we build our lives on His Word (become doers of the Word) that no storm in life will be able to destroy us. The Word says that He’ll give us a peace that we won’t even be able to comprehend in the midst of even the hardest times in our lives. I found this to be true when I lost my mom in high school…
It Pays to Be a Doer of the Word!
What are some other truths about being doers of the Word?