Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Wednesday Gratitute: Lets be doers
James 1:22-25 (NASB) "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. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does."
Today my heart is on serving and what that looks like. I'm ashamed to say that for way to many years I was only a hearer. Going to church and hearing the word, feeling conviction on Sunday morning and then by Tuesday living out my day by emotions or feelings only!
God hasn't called me to "feel good" every day. I'm not saved to be granted a life filled with being "happy".....
But.... He does promise peace and joy:
Colossians 3:15 - And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
John 16:22 - And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
So I take this from the word of God.... Nothing can remove my joy and my peace as long as its rooted in Christ Jesus.
My hope this day is rooted and the key to my happiness is in serving. Christ didn't come to earth to experience a "happy life"... He came to serve, to love, to give.
Giving the ultimate sacrifice for a wretch like me!
This Wednesday I am thankful for my salvation and the grace that I so did not deserve.