Practice your profession
James 1:22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
This blog started as an act of obedience, and has quickly turned into a passion. It’s the garden of my heart. I look to my Heavenly Father so that it can be maintained — and, so the right seeds are planted at the right times.
Every day, I look to Him for the words to write. I want Him to give me the words because I can’t do anything for Him in my own wisdom. I’m being taught through the very blogs that I’ve written, because the words don’t come from me. As I’ve searched daily for more words to write, His words to me were this: “Practice your profession.”
Matthew 7:24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
The practice of God’s preaching is more powerful than the preaching. It’s more powerful than a blog.
When we practice His word, we become an effective witness to others. That’s what we’re all instructed to do. As members of the body of Christ, we all have a job to do.
Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Before we leave Earth, our job is to be practicers of our profession — the Christian ministry. We are worthy of the privilege.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
God promised His own plans for us. That makes us people of worth. People of purpose. That’s reason to give Him praise!
I thank my Heavenly Father for placing words upon my heart to share.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Phillipians 4:8-9 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.