Thursday, May 4, 2023

James 1:25

But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

Scripture Insights

The other day my wife said to me, “You haven’t heard a single word I’ve said.” I said, “That’s a strange way to start a conversation.”

That joke is not original to me, but I have always found it funny. What’s not funny is how often we fail to truly listen, remember, and follow through on what the Lord Jesus has clearly called us to do.

And just what has he called us to do? Follow him. Follow his example to love the Father and love others. Do what his Word and Spirit (which are always in harmony) instruct and lead us to do. As my brother likes to say, “This isn’t rocket surgery.”

We pretty much know what the Lord has required of us (Micah 6:8, any- body?). So let’s not forget to listen and continue to lean into the freedom that only comes through surrender to the One knows us best, loves us the most, and gives us the power to live as those who are blessed to be his people.

Today’s Prayer

Lord, we pray that today will be a day when we read your Word and allow it to sink into our souls. We pray that today will be a day that we hear your voice and take the steps to go where you want us to go. We pray today would be a day when we see you and remember what God looks like and that, as we go through this day, others would see a reflection of you in us.

Prayer Journal Reflections

Reflect on mobilizing all Nazarenes in the church in Canada and the United States.

—Jeffrey Johnson
District Superintendent, South Texas

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