Easier Said Than DoneJune 25, 2012 by Karess | Filed under Musings.
Sometimes, God’s Word is easier said than done.
Is it just me, or can anyone else relate with that?
Truth is, it’s easier to post a Facebook status update or a tweet about an encouraging verse we read this morning, than actually appropriating it in our lives.
I like that word, appropriate. I hear it often in church. Apple Dictionary says it means to “take (something) for one’s own use.”
It isn’t always the easiest route to take, given that I am a creature of comfort and habit. Yet God’s Word, no matter how I try to intellectualize or justify my way out of it, is crystal clear:
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.
James 1:22-25 NIV
These words are a fitting reminder to me, something to keep me grounded and reminded.
I will falter and fall. But at the end of the day, it is not about me, or my limitations, or how many times I failed and screwed up. It’s about Christ’s strength being perfected in me. It’s about how deep, long, wide, and high His love is. It’s about my sin being taken away as far as the east is from the west.
Thank You, Jesus, for Your unconditional love for me.