Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practising patience and being persistent. Billy Graham
Walk The Talk
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues in it – not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it – they will be blessed in what they do.
We all spend varying amounts of time in front of the mirror, some spending more time than others. Careful attention is taken to cover up spots and blemishes in an effort to make ourselves presentable, but when we turn away from our reflection, how many of us actually remember each and every detail? It is usually all forgotten in a moment.
Hopefully, this is not our attitude when it comes to the Word of God. We can read and meditate on the Word but applying it to our lives becomes a challenge if we try to do it with our own strength and ability. If God’s Word is to have a lasting and eternal effect on our daily walk, we need the help and guidance of His Holy Spirit.
The natural mirror reflects our external image, showing us physical flaws and defects which can be corrected or covered up by purchasing the right beauty products.
The spiritual mirror, however, reveals the faults and weaknesses in our hearts and the only One who can correct these defects is the Holy Spirit. He cannot be purchased but if we invite Him into our lives, He will enable us to live as God ordained His children to live, walking in obedience to His Word. Then we will be able to walk the talk because the love of Christ sets us free to love others.
This does not happen overnight and we can fail many times but His grace will sustain us. As we seek to be, not only hearers, but also doers of the Word, we will begin to see the hand of God work in our hearts, transforming our lives to become more like Him.
I thank You for this day and ask Your Holy Spirit to lead me in Your ways so that I may walk according to the perfect law of liberty, serving others with the love of Christ. Amen.
God bless you,
Theo and Manju