Friday, April 23, 2010

Am I a Passive Listener or an Effective Doer (or a Purposeful Listener)?

James 1:21-25

 Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror;
 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.
 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. 

I need to meditate on His word, prayerfully.  God speaks to me when I am ready to hear Him.  I need to Listen with a submissive spirit, Listen expectantly, Listen intently, Listen carefully, with purpose, Listen prayerfully.