“But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror.” (James 1:21-23)
God desires His children to be a DOER of the Word, and not just a HEARER. When you hear and don’t do, you are not Honoring God and you deceive yourself.
Implant – to set in firmly; fix in the mind.
Rooted – firmly established like the root of a plant that serves as the support and lifeline of the plant. The root of a plant derives water and nutrients from the soil. It is the life support system of the plant.
Like the plant, if your human spirit has no life support system; that is, if it is not being nurtured, then it will die. The Word of God is the “life support system” of the human spirit. You must implant the Word of God in your heart and mind so it can take root in your spirit. You plant the Word of God in your hearty and mind by R-Reading, S-Studying, ad M-Meditating on the Word of God. This is an ongoing process throughout life. The more you use the R-S-M Method, the more deep-rooted the Word of God will be in you and the greater the nourishment your spirit will receive.
Many people claim to obey the Word of God, but their life does not exemplify it and is depleted form the blessings attached to obeying the Word of God. Their life is full of sickness, disease, financial trouble, and the decomposition of relationships (husband-wife; mother-children). They wonder why they are struggling to pay their rent, mortgage, car note, and other bills. However, once they make a DECISION and develop diligence in obeying the Word of God, their life turns around for the better:
- They are experiencing joy and peace in helping others.
- They have more than enough money to pay their bills.
- They have started their own business, rather than limited their earning power by working for someone else.
The DOERS of the Word of God Get RESULTS – abundant blessings, miracles, and healings because they HONOR GOD.
The HEARERS only, experience lack, hopelessness, and widespread troubles in their lives because they are not Honoring God.
Let me ask you – Do You Want to be a HEARER Only or a DOER of the Word of God?
If you want t o be a DOER of the Word of God, then you have to use the 4 D’s – Decision, Determination, Discipline, and Diligence. (Refer to my “The 4 D’s to Victory – https://womendestinedforgreatness.wordpress.com/2010/12/05/the-4-d%E2%80%99s-to-victory/