Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 01:15 pm

 

In James 1:22, the Bible encourages us to hear and be doers of the Word of God. We are not to stop at reading the Word but should also put it into practice. 

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves (James 1:22, NKJV) 

That means as believers, doing the Word of God after hearing it is something we need to be purposeful about—it helps us define and demonstrate our faith and obedience to God. 

This is part 1 of a two-part series where we discuss important things that Christians should be doing continually based on Scripture. 

Let’s begin, shall we? 

#1. Pray

The Bible says we are to pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

Praying is important because it is a privilege to connect with God personally so that He can reveal His will for a particular person or thing and so that we can be in the best mindset to deal with the issues of life.

When we miss prayer, our faith quickly loses the action part of it (see James 2:26), and we lose the leading and direction that comes from our heavenly Father as an answer to prayer. 

We should pray all manner of prayer as written in the Word.

  • Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18, NKJV)
  • Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (Philippians 4:6

When we pray daily, we become like Jesus, who often withdrew to pray. 

  • Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed (Mark 1:35, NKJV

#2. Read the Word of God

The Bible is the Truth (John 17:17). It is the truth that sets us free (John 8:32).

The Bible has God's very Words that are the foundation of our faith and all that we believe. Reading the Bible gives us the foundation of knowing in certainty and understanding our faith in God.

Therefore, we need to be purposeful to read the Word of God every day to tap the mind, the knowledge, the wisdom, and the revelation of God.

Also, we get to learn the truth of God that genuinely provides liberty and freedom and generally builds our faith giving it a firm, solid foundation.

  •  So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17

If you want to grow in faith, you need to dive into the Word, read, meditate, and put it into action. Some of our answers to prayer come directly from the Bible.

Now you can see why reading the Word should be a continual daily practice for believers.

#3. Constantly Love and Forgive

Love is a big part of who God is and why forgiveness becomes possible.

This is a pattern that stemmed from God. Because He loved, he sent Jesus to die for us so that our sins could be forgiven (see John 3:16)

In Romans 5:8, the Bible says that God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

Think about the greatest commandment,

' We are to Love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind ' (Matthew 22:37).

Second to this is, we are to, ‘love your neighbor as ourselves.’ (Matthew 22:39). 

Well, Christianity is grounded on love and forgiveness, and we, therefore, must be serious about practicing love for God and one other and extending forgiveness to others every day. God requires it from us. 

  • A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another (John 13:34, NKJV)
  • For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (Matthew 6:14

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 01:15 pm

 

In James 1:22, the Bible encourages us to hear and be doers of the Word of God. We are not to stop at reading the Word but should also put it into practice. 

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves (James 1:22, NKJV) 

That means as believers, doing the Word of God after hearing it is something we need to be purposeful about—it helps us define and demonstrate our faith and obedience to God. 

This is part 1 of a two-part series where we discuss important things that Christians should be doing continually based on Scripture. 

Let’s begin, shall we? 

#1. Pray

The Bible says we are to pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

Praying is important because it is a privilege to connect with God personally so that He can reveal His will for a particular person or thing and so that we can be in the best mindset to deal with the issues of life.

When we miss prayer, our faith quickly loses the action part of it (see James 2:26), and we lose the leading and direction that comes from our heavenly Father as an answer to prayer. 

We should pray all manner of prayer as written in the Word.

  • Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18, NKJV)
  • Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (Philippians 4:6

When we pray daily, we become like Jesus, who often withdrew to pray. 

  • Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed (Mark 1:35, NKJV

#2. Read the Word of God

The Bible is the Truth (John 17:17). It is the truth that sets us free (John 8:32).

The Bible has God's very Words that are the foundation of our faith and all that we believe. Reading the Bible gives us the foundation of knowing in certainty and understanding our faith in God.

Therefore, we need to be purposeful to read the Word of God every day to tap the mind, the knowledge, the wisdom, and the revelation of God.

Also, we get to learn the truth of God that genuinely provides liberty and freedom and generally builds our faith giving it a firm, solid foundation.

  •  So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17

If you want to grow in faith, you need to dive into the Word, read, meditate, and put it into action. Some of our answers to prayer come directly from the Bible.

Now you can see why reading the Word should be a continual daily practice for believers.

#3. Constantly Love and Forgive

Love is a big part of who God is and why forgiveness becomes possible.

This is a pattern that stemmed from God. Because He loved, he sent Jesus to die for us so that our sins could be forgiven (see John 3:16)

In Romans 5:8, the Bible says that God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

Think about the greatest commandment,

' We are to Love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind ' (Matthew 22:37).

Second to this is, we are to, ‘love your neighbor as ourselves.’ (Matthew 22:39). 

Well, Christianity is grounded on love and forgiveness, and we, therefore, must be serious about practicing love for God and one other and extending forgiveness to others every day. God requires it from us. 

  • A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another (John 13:34, NKJV)
  • For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (Matthew 6:14

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 01:15 pm

 

In James 1:22, the Bible encourages us to hear and be doers of the Word of God. We are not to stop at reading the Word but should also put it into practice. 

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves (James 1:22, NKJV) 

That means as believers, doing the Word of God after hearing it is something we need to be purposeful about—it helps us define and demonstrate our faith and obedience to God. 

This is part 1 of a two-part series where we discuss important things that Christians should be doing continually based on Scripture. 

Let’s begin, shall we? 

#1. Pray

The Bible says we are to pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

Praying is important because it is a privilege to connect with God personally so that He can reveal His will for a particular person or thing and so that we can be in the best mindset to deal with the issues of life.

When we miss prayer, our faith quickly loses the action part of it (see James 2:26), and we lose the leading and direction that comes from our heavenly Father as an answer to prayer. 

We should pray all manner of prayer as written in the Word.

  • Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18, NKJV)
  • Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (Philippians 4:6

When we pray daily, we become like Jesus, who often withdrew to pray. 

  • Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed (Mark 1:35, NKJV

#2. Read the Word of God

The Bible is the Truth (John 17:17). It is the truth that sets us free (John 8:32).

The Bible has God's very Words that are the foundation of our faith and all that we believe. Reading the Bible gives us the foundation of knowing in certainty and understanding our faith in God.

Therefore, we need to be purposeful to read the Word of God every day to tap the mind, the knowledge, the wisdom, and the revelation of God.

Also, we get to learn the truth of God that genuinely provides liberty and freedom and generally builds our faith giving it a firm, solid foundation.

  •  So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17

If you want to grow in faith, you need to dive into the Word, read, meditate, and put it into action. Some of our answers to prayer come directly from the Bible.

Now you can see why reading the Word should be a continual daily practice for believers.

#3. Constantly Love and Forgive

Love is a big part of who God is and why forgiveness becomes possible.

This is a pattern that stemmed from God. Because He loved, he sent Jesus to die for us so that our sins could be forgiven (see John 3:16)

In Romans 5:8, the Bible says that God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

Think about the greatest commandment,

' We are to Love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind ' (Matthew 22:37).

Second to this is, we are to, ‘love your neighbor as ourselves.’ (Matthew 22:39). 

Well, Christianity is grounded on love and forgiveness, and we, therefore, must be serious about practicing love for God and one other and extending forgiveness to others every day. God requires it from us. 

  • A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another (John 13:34, NKJV)
  • For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (Matthew 6:14

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