JAMES 1:22
“But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” 

Our response is very important whenever the Word of GOD comes to us; maybe during our personal study, or when we hear it preached. However, many still need to learn how to respond to the Word.  Receiving the Word isn’t enough; what is important is WHAT WE DO WITH THE WORD! —What about you? 
Are you open to hearing all that GOD would say to you through His Word?  When are you tempted to ignore parts of Scripture?  Is there something GOD has been saying to you recently that you’ve been trying to ignore?  Perhaps He is speaking to you about some secret sin.  What will you do about this?

O LORD, I would never be so open as some are in my reception of Your Word. Indeed, You know that, for the most part, I really do want to hear what You have to say to me. But there are times, LORD, when I don’t want to hear You, times when Your truth makes me uncomfortable, when it calls for sacrifice, when it confronts me with the sin I’d much rather ignore. By Your grace, give me an open mind and heart to hear Your Word, without having to reject it.  May I never be like others who refuse to hear what you want to say.  I pray this in the Name of JESUS, Amen.

Our Response Matters,
Pastor Wally & Sister Mattie