James 1:22-25

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But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. - James 1:22-25

Dear Jesus,

I have listened to and read your word for many years.  It's easy to listen but much harder to do.  Give me the faith to believe that studying your word is worth my full commitment. I don't want to be a wise fool who knows what he should have done but never did it. I've seen your word work.  It's amazing.  When I act on what you tell me to do, great things happen in my life and for others.  I cannot do anything on my own.  I need your help and guidance.  Give your Holy Spirit more time with me to help me do and say what you want.  Make me an instrument to your love, truth, and peace. 

Amen

Pastor Don Patterson

In Christ, there are no spectators.  All of us are his Olympian competitors.