“Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
— James 1:22
We need to be a part of the solution to the problems of this world. James tells us to not just listen, but put into practice what we hear. It is not enough to come to church and sit there for an hour on Sunday morning. We have to hide the Word of God in our hearts and find out what He would have us to be and then begin to influence our world for Christ.
We need to have more Christians in government, in journalism, in the media, in the law, in the courts in order to begin to reverse the tide that has been moving across the country, the tide of atheism and immorality. But it is only going to begin when Christians realize that God has called them to serve Him in every sphere of life—then we can change this nation back for the glory of God.
This is a tremendous challenge to each one of us to be what God would have us to be, to spend time in His Word each day and time in prayer seeking what he would have us to do and then to overcome our fears and go out and serve Christ in the world. It is time to get off the bench; to get out of the bleachers; to get out of the pew; to get into the game and to begin to work for Jesus Christ.
O Lord, we see the need so clearly, but we feel so helpless to do anything about it. Help us to go in Your strength and work for Your kingdom wherever You have put us and to see Your hand in the situation…
BY GOD’S STRENGTH, WE CAN
INFLUENCE THE WORLD FOR HIM.