Ever told your kids that you wanted them to do a certain chore and you got the response, “I know….” ? Like.. I need you to put your stuff up, etc?
Has someone ever reminded you of something that you had to do and you thought or said, “I know.” ?
What about this: Has God asked you to do something and you replied with “Yes Lord, I know.” ?
Here is my reply to “I Know”: There is a big difference between KNOWING and DOING.
We can KNOW all of the right things to do. If we just KNOW and don’t DO, we are not accomplishing much are we?
I can KNOW that someone is in need of a helping hand. If I don’t DO anything about what I KNOW, such as offer my help or find someone who can help, then I am not allowing God to use me.
I can KNOW that God is asking me to do something for His glory. I can KNOW that someone or something is not good for me. I can KNOW lots of things. The question is, what am I DOING? What are you DOING?
It’s easy to fall into the KNOW category. I would rather fall under the DO category. Makes me think of the verse from James that calls us to be DOERS, not just HEARERS ( or knowers) of the Word. Also makes me think of the verse that says..and I am paraphrasing, “Whatever you do, do it for the GLORY of GOD.”
1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV) ~ So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
James 1:22 ~ Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
James 4:17 ~ Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.
James 3:14 ~ What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds?
The right path is not always the easiest path. It is the best and most rewarding path, however.
As authentic followers of Christ, we have a job to do. To Go and Tell everyone about Christ Jesus. To be DOERS!
When you KNOW about something that is amazing and awesome, you probably tell people about it.. Right? You can’t wait to share about an awesome restaurant or sale, etc..
Do you get that excited about sharing Jesus? Or do you hide what you KNOW about the most amazing gift ever..Jesus Christ, The gift of Salvation?
That last question leads me to this fact. You can only share something that you KNOW. Do you KNOW Jesus?
If you KNOW Jesus, Are you DOING?
Thanks for joining me today! Wishing you all a joy-filled day!
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