Would you like to make your life count? Would you like to have a productive, fulfilling, satisfying life? Then do what James 1.22 (NIV) tells us, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says!”
You kid yourself if you think you’re growing just by going to church. Do what it says.
If I could hook up a machine to your brain right now and show the contents on this screen, some of you would be embarrassed. Some might have a blank screen.
What kind of spiritual brain scan would show up? Would you have a closed mind? Would you have a superficial mind that gets excited about what you’re reading and then get up and forget it all? Would you have a distracted mind that wants to do the right thing but you’re too busy right now? Or would you have a willing mind?
Let me ask you, what are you going to do as a result of what you’ve read? The Bible says, “be doers of the word, not hearers only.” Do something.
The moment you get up, there’s a little bird that’s going to try to steal the seed of what we talked about today – the devil. He’s going to get you distracted.
If you want to make this count, I want to give you a homework project. Do one thing as a result of what you’ve read. It may be to go back and read this whole series, to join a Bible study, start memorizing a Bible verse a week, start having a quiet time every day – 5, 10, 15 minutes. Do something! Don’t waste it.
Just a thought from the front porch…