It was an amazing day of spiritual preparation as we prepared ourselves for what God is going to DO this week. We had an awesome first service with Andy Stanley who shared this simple truth from James 1:
“APPLICATION (of God’s word) IS THE DIFFERENCE MAKER.”
It’s one thing to INTEND to live the word of God and it’s another to DO it…
“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 1:23-25 NIV84