40 DITW - Day 23
40 DITW - Day 25

40 DITW - Day 24

James 1:22-25 (NIV) 22  Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23  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 24  and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25  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 tells us that if we want to know what God wants you to do then ask Him, believing that He will make it plain to you.  God does not want to hide Himself from you, He wants to show you the path in which you are to walk, so ask Him.
However when you ask you must also be willing to listen to what He says and be prepared to do what He tells you to do.  If we are listening but not doing what He says then we are fooling ourselves into believing that we are pleasing Him with our actions, in fact one of the signs of a maturing Christian is that we are obedient to God's directions.

Obedient action is required if we want to experience God's blessings in our lives.

Father open my eyes so I may see what you desire of me.  May your word become alive to me so I may see You more clearly and do what is required of me. 

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