I think Thursdays may become my moments of conviction, revelation, and motivation. Not necessarily in the that order–and not necessarily all three of them each time.
THIS time, I am convicted. Studying the book of James in the bible is hard. Hard because he (James) just tells it like it is. Pretty easy to understand. Straightforward. Convicting.
Convicting because I am so often touched by something. So often, I find myself so inspired by what I have heard through a sermon or read in a bible study and completely overtaken with it. But that’s where it ends. Beth Moore just hit it on the head for me when she said “self-deception slithers in when we mistake appreciation for application OR being touched with being changed.”
These questions are just pressing me and leaving me with such challenges today.
*Am I still changing because of the word of God?
*When was the last time the scripture really CHANGED me?
*When is the last time I was NOT just a listener, but a DOER?
I so DO NOT want to become a forgetful listener. There is just too darn much at stake…