How to be a doer of the word.

My scriptural reference today is taken from the book of James 1:22 ‘do not deceive yourselves by just listening to this word; instead put it into practise’ (GNV). A lot of Christians spend lengthy hours listening to the word of God but they rarely if ever practise what the word of God says. These then are the various proofs that you are a doer of the word.

Walk in love

The bible states in Mathew 22:37 that, ‘love your God with all your mind, all your soul and with all your strength and love your neighbours like yourself. You should love not only your family members but all the people you come across on a daily basis. Not only those who appreciate and love but also those who hate and dislike you.

Do not worry

The bible instructs in Philippians 4:6, ‘do not worry nor fret but by prayer s, thanksgiving and supplication make your request known to the lord.’ Instead of worry about that bill, about your exams, what you would eat tomorrow; why not pray and commit it to the hands of the Lord and he is more than ready to help you.

Be slow to anger
The bible states in Ephesians 4:31 that we should get rid of bitterness, passions, and anger. Anger can make us give place to the devil and make us do things or say things that we would regret later. You should learn to control your tongue when you are angry.

The oxford advanced dictionary defines forgiveness as stopping to feel angry with somebody who has done something to harm you, annoy or upset you. So, it is essential to learn to forgive. The bible states in mark 11:24 that, you should forgive before praying so that your father in heaven would also forgive you your sins.

Do not complain
In the book of numbers 21:4, while Moses was leading the children of Israel to the Promised Land, they complained to him why he brought them out of Egypt into a desert where there was neither food nor water. God sent poisonous snakes to bite them and many of them died. So, it is not a good thing to be a complainer or gossiper in life.

In mark 16:17, the bible states that these signs shall follow believers.
They would cast out demons.
They would heal the sick.
They would speak in strange tongues.
They would perform miracles.
Are you doing any or all the above then you are a doer of the word of God.


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