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“But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves” (James 1:22).

There are those who make a law of this.  Please do not.  But hear what it says in the context of what has been said.  If you have faith, it is going to be evident.  There are many who come to church, listen, and then go about their business seemingly unchanged.  Do not be like that.  Be someone who puts into action what you have heard.  The Word of God is true.  Listen and act upon His word.

Lord, You know where I have heard, but the words have not fallen into my heart.  Guide me, Lord, so that I would put into action the way and truth of Your Word.  Lead me into being someone who follows up what I hear with action.  Guide me in all goodness to know that in You is all hope and an eternal future.  Show me how to act as one who lives in ways which are pleasing to You.

Lord Jesus, You have come as the One who will show the way.  You were constantly in action.  Step by step, You showed and told us how to live life.  Guide me, dear Lord, in the way You know I need to go.  Help me understand that in You alone is all hope.  You will guide me to become a person of action with my faith evident for all to see.  Lead me, Lord, where You know I need to go and grant me grace to follow.  Amen.