Thursday, May 28, 2020

Devotional 5/28/20
“Response To His Word”
by Dona Hake
When we look into God‘s Word which is His mirror,
His desire and perfect will
is that we respond to it.
He desires we do something with that precious seed of truth. Response is an answer or reply as in words or action. While we may sit in church and say “Amen!“ with our lips we must follow through with action, and be a doer of the word. This response of action is part of being obedient to His gentle hand as He desires to lead us in paths of righteousness that echo His Name.
We must handle the Word with all diligence.  We must  guard it, water it, and stand by with watchful eyes to pull up any weed (the work and trap of our enemy) that would try to choke it out, and bring death to that seed of Life in us.
The word I want us to meditate upon today is ~response~. The next time you are reading or hearing God’s Word, and His Word strikes at your heart…ask yourself, “How am I going to respond to this?”   You have a choice…You can sit and ponder yourself in His mirror.   His mirror will show you continually how you are growing and where you are weak.  That mirror will instruct you and guide you in His way.  Or can just walk away and be a careless listener. I pray that your desire would be to carefully look at where you are, and where God desires to take you in your walk with Him.

“But he who looks carefully into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and faithfully abides by it, not having become a [careless] listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he will be blessed and favored by God in what he does [in his life of obedience].”
James 1:25 The Amplified Version