a call die – day 22: be a doer

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.  But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it – he will be blessed in what he does.” – James 1:22, 25

Today’s topic is perfect for Following 2 Serve!  It’s about Being a Doer . . . Serving!!

Love this . . . Nasser says, “Our churches are full of armchair Christians.”  You know those people who sit back and say, “He should have done it this way,” or “She shouldn’t have done it that way.” 

Nasser explains Armchair Christians this way:  “They’re faithful to go to services, sing praise songs, know a good sermon when they hear it, and appreciate a well-constructed message.  They read their Bibles from time to time and pray occasionally.  They might even go to a retreat or conference and get excited about what God is doing.” 

However, “when it comes to taking action,” they “balk.”

This is not what the Christian walk is about.  Jesus even called the Pharisees’ bluff, when He told them, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!  You give a tenth of your spices – mint, dill, and cumin.  But you have neglected the more important matters of the law – justice, mercy, and faithfulness.”

Jesus was all about serving people.  Even during His last week on earth, He showed the disciples what it was to serve others by washing their feet

Nasser reminds us of Paul.  {Remember, that guy that used to persecute Christians.}  What happened to Paul after his conversion – he served people.  Nasser says, “In fact, all the disciples were men of action.  That’s why the Bible’s history of the early church is called ‘Acts.’”

He (Nasser) also states that application of God’s Word (in other words – putting it into action) brings three benefits:

  1. Strength – “Strength comes not from only hearing God’s word, but putting God’s word into practice.”
  2. Joy  – “Real, lasting joy comes when we act on the word and witness God’s work in and through us.”
  3. More Truth – It’s “the law of sowing and reaping.”

So today, I encourage you to Be a Doer.  Be a Doer of God’s word.  Follow His example and Serve others. 

It doesn’t necessarily have to be in the church (although I’m sure your local church would love to have you volunteer) – it can be at the grocery store (helping someone with their groceries) or stopping by to help someone with a flat tire (but be careful).  I know at school, I’m given plenty of opportunities to help people – I just have to look for them. 

Even for those who are unable physically to do something, there are things one can do like – write a letter to someone, send a card to the lady down the street unable to leave her house because of her little ones.  Or you could make a phone call to someone you know who lives alone. 

It’s the little things that make a difference. 

Serving is one of the best things that a person can do to show others God’s love.  It’s an act of selflessness.  One that brings happiness to others (and yourself). 

Therefore, until Monday, I pray you have a wonderful experience Being a Doer.  But, also, continue to memorize Psalm 116:1-2.

Following 2 Serve – Love, {Lorna}

PS:  Sorry I got a little carried away today with my words – it’s just that helping people is at the center of my heart.

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About Follow 2 Serve {Lorna}

I am a follower of Christ and I love to serve Him. I am married with two sons. I received my Liberal Arts Associate Degree in May of 2012. My hobbies are reading, crocheting, quilting, knitting, nature photography, and being with my sons.
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4 Responses to a call die – day 22: be a doer

  1. Deb H. says:

    Serving others brings such a blessing to them…but we wind up getting the greatest blessing of all. If we’re having a “down” day….just do something for someone else and it will change our entire outlook!!! Thanks for the sweet reminder! 😉

  2. Dianne says:

    God loves a person who gives freely of himself to serve other people. But God also wants people to come to Him for help, he is waiting to help you in any problem you might have. When you serve others do it because you want to, not to impress other people, and do not brag about doing for others. God will bless those who do good and never mention it to anyone.

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