It’s not enough to read the Bible every day.
It’s not enough to hear hundreds of sermons about Jesus.
It’s not enough to memorize dozens of scripture.
Jesus said the wise person is the one who listens to His teaching then follows that teaching.
Jesus said that we reveal our love for Him through our obedience to Him.
It’s not our devotion to reading a chapter or two a day. It’s not our promise to be good. It’s not our unfailing weekly attendance at church.
It’s not even our salvation that proves to the Savior our love for Him. It is when we stop doing things our way and choose to turn and do them His.
In business I can listen to podcasts, take classes, attend workshop after workshop, but until I implement what I’ve learned, nothing in my business changes.
Same in my faithwalk. I can hear all that Jesus taught, listen to sermons and podcasts, attend conferences, meetings, concerts, and worship services, but until I implement what I’ve learned, nothing in my faithwalk changes.
This is where our surrender to the Holy Spirit is crucial. He is within us to teach and correct us, but we have to become compliant to what He says. As we read the Word, He is there, opening our eyes to see Truth. If we surrender to Him fully, He will also reveal to us the ways we can enact all we’ve read in our daily lives, thus building our house (life) on the Solid Rock that never fails.
Give it a try today, Believer. Begin with today’s focus scripture and examine it. Ask Holy Spirit to reveal to you what you need to know, then do what it says. Some of the changes you need to make will be internal like correcting a mindset, while other times you will have to change a behavior and do things differently.
Coffee, Bible, Journal.