Devotion for Friday, June 3, 2022

“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” (James 1:23-24).

Someone who is very good at what they do has become that way through repetition and reinforcement.  You form the habit by practicing it and then operate from the habit.  It’s that way for all of us.  Those who try to cheat only end up fooling themselves.  We need to learn godly habits and that happens only when we put these things into effect.  Come then and learn how to practice your Christianity so that you may react in godly ways.

Lord, I do know this, for from those things I learned in school, such as math or spelling words all the way to the things I enjoy doing for recreation, I have learned through repeating the same thing over and over again.  Teach me to live into the life to which You have called me by putting into practice the way of Jesus.  No matter what it takes, help me to learn how to practice my faith by being intentional.

Lord Jesus, You taught us to go to the Father and constantly be in prayer.  You have given us Your word and the instructions are pretty simple; trust in the Lord and do good.  Lead me, Lord, in the way of living life so that I would now and always be guided by You and the way You have set before me.  Guide me to learn good habits by looking to You and putting into practice the things You teach me.  Help me to become more like You each day.   Amen.