God’s Word: What You Believe, You Do
By Rick Warren
“But you must never stop looking at the perfect law that sets you free. God will bless you in everything you do, if you listen and obey, and don't just hear and forget.” James 1:25 (CEV)
Many people know the Bible, but in order to be blessed by the it, we need to do what it says.
You act on what you believe, meaning your behavior and attitudes are a reflection of what you think is true. So think about it this way: The only parts of the Bible you truly believe are the parts you put into practice.
If what you say you believe doesn’t change how you live your life, then you probably don’t really believe it. That’s why when you have a difficult decision to make, you need to remember: “God’s way is perfect. All the LORD’s promises prove true . . . ” (2 Samuel 22:31 NLT). When you follow God’s Word and do things his way, you’ll be able to do the right thing at the right time.
Now, in order to put God’s Word into practice, you need to know it. That means you can’t just skim through the Bible and hope something sticks. You need to make time for Bible study every day.
There are many ways for you to learn God’s Word. For instance, you can write Bible verses on cards and put them in places where you’ll see them throughout the day. You can gather verses into your heart by memorizing them, or you can listen to Scripture on your cell phone.
It doesn’t matter what methods you use to learn God’s Word. The important thing is that you’re studying, memorizing, and applying it to your life. When you do that, you’ll experience a freedom that cannot be diminished by the problems and challenges we face today.
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