"Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." James 1:22 (NIV)
I've been blaming it on the treadmill.
Which is up in our storage room.
Probably because it wasn't being used. Okay, so I probably didn't need the word "probably."
Yep, I've fallen off the exercise bandwagon. Too hot outside and the treadmill is in storage. Yoga DVD purchased, but don't have a yoga mat. You do need one, don't you?
I know that I should care for my body. God's Word tells me so.
According to James 1:22, I'm deceiving myself...and being disobedient...if I don't "Do what it says."
And that doesn't just relate to exercise.
God's Word is chock full of instruction on what we should do, how we should live. Are we just listening? Or are we doing?
What is God asking you to do? Love? Forgive? Share the Gospel? Serve? Teach? Show hospitality? Use the gifts He gave you? Spend time with Him? Study His Word?
This week my posts have been about waiting.
There are two types of waiting. There's waiting for something to happen...something we long for, but have little control over. And then there's waiting to make something happen. When the ball is in our court. When it's totally up to us.
If God has given you "a word," don't deceive yourself. Do what He says.
If He's given you a dream, do the work to make it come true.
If He's placed a call on your life, follow in obedience.
What is He saying to you? And what are you waiting for?
Lord, help us to take the time to hear Your voice...to really listen...and then to act in obedience. We love You and desire to please You. Help us, Lord.