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586th -- Doing The Word


All who have given their heart to the Lord Jesus Christ have been commanded
to go into all the world and preach the gospel to the lost. The Lord who
saved us from our sins and made us righteous before God the Father commands
us to study and know His Word so that we may be equipped to lead lost souls
into the loving hands of the Father. We need to hear His Word, read His 
Word, and be doers of His Word so that all may see the light that we shine
and want that same light in their lives. Be encouraged to not only be a 
hearer, but make a conscious effort to be a doer so that your life will 
have a positive impact on the lives of others that can never be erased.

I hope you are challenged by this message to be a great witness for Christ
where multitudes will be impacted by the positive influence of your life.


To make the value of obedience just as practical as possible, let's play
'Let's Pretend.' Let's pretend that you work for me. In fact, you are my
executive assistant in a company that is growing rapidly. I'm the owner and
I'm interested in expanding overseas.

To pull this off, I make plans to travel abroad and stay there until a new
branch office gets established. I make all the arrangements to take my 
family and move to Europe for six to eight months. And I leave you in 
charge of the busy stateside organization. I tell you that I will write you
regularly and give you directions and instructions. I leave and you stay.

Months pass. A flow of letters are mailed from Europe and received by you
at the national headquarters. I spell out all my expectations.

Finally, I return. Soon after my arrival, I drive down to the office and I
am stunned. Grass and weeds have grown up high. A few windows along the 
street are broken. I walk into the Receptionist's room. She is doing her 
nails, chewing gum and listening to her favorite disco station. I look 
around and notice the wastebaskets are overflowing. The carpet hasn't been
vacuumed for weeks, and nobody seems concerned that the owner has returned.
I asked about your whereabouts and someone in the crowded lounge area 
points down the hall and yells, “I think he's down there.”

Disturbed, I move in that direction and bump into you as you are finishing
a chess game with our sales manager. I ask you to step into my office, 
which has been temporarily turned into a television room for watching 
afternoon soap operas.

“What in the world is going on, man?”

“What do you mean, Chuck?”

“Well, look at this place! Didn't you get any of my letters?”

“Letters? Oh yes! Sure! I got every one of them. As a matter of fact, 
Chuck, we have had a letter study every Friday night since you left. We 
have even divided the personnel into small groups to discuss many of the 
things you wrote. Some of the things were really interesting. You will be
pleased to know that a few of us have actually committed to memory some of
your sentences and paragraphs. One or two memorized an entire letter or 
two - Great stuff in those letters.”

“OK. You got my letters. You studied them and meditated on them; discussed
and even memorized them. But what did you do about them?”

“Do? We didn't do anything about them.”

By Chuck Swindoll

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

James 1:22-25 “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving
your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is
like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth 
himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man
he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth
therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man
shall be blessed in his deed.”

Matthew 19:29-30 Jesus declares,
“And every one that hath forsaken houses,
or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or 
lands, for My name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit
everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall
be first.”

Galatians 6:7-10 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man
soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of
the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the 
Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for 
in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore 
opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of
the household of faith.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: THE UNKNOWN CHRISTIAN
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem185.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: THE LIGHTNING STORM
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony60.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
Gods Work Ministry


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