Just Do It


True spiritual maturity is about doing the will of God, not just hearing it.

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22

The diet industry is one of the most successful and prosperous industries in the world. From self-help books and tapes to meal supplements and plans, diet gurus feverishly promote their products and ideas. But no matter how much you tweak your diet, you will not see maximum results unless you exercise.

The same is true when it comes to spiritual health. Yes, we must feed on the Word of God, and the church is the table where we come to get fed. But just like physically, if all we do is eat and eat and eat, then eventually we won’t be able to get up and move.

Feeding on the Word of God provides us with the fuel we need to get out and serve others. True spiritual maturity is all about pushing away from the table and exercising. It’s about doing the will of God, not just hearing it.

Don’t grow complacent in simply feeding on the bread of life; take what you learn and use that fuel to exercise by serving others.


Lord, I don’t want to have a reservoir of biblical knowledge. I want it to flow through me like a river so that others can see you by the way I live. Help me to get the focus off myself and begin focusing on serving others by doing what you command. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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