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Mar 26 Devotion: Intentional Faith

INTENTIONAL FAITH

22).  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  23).  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:  24).  For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.  25).  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.

                                     JAMES 1:22-25 

These verses teach us the importance of intentionality in our journey of faith. As Christians, we’re offered an abundance of information, such as sermons, books, podcasts, and conferences, to help us grow in our faith. Yet it’s in the doing—in other words, in our intentional response—that our faith truly comes alive.

Just as we might deliberately plant and nurture a seed to bear fruit, our faith requires purposeful action. Hearing the Word is the beginning, but living it out is the practice of our Christian walk. When we knowingly apply God’s truths to our life, we become a vessel of His love and grace to those around us. This involves asking ourselves how we can embody God’s Word through our actions. After all, it’s through demonstrations of thoughtfulness, forgiveness, and love that we bear witness to our faith.

So, as you go about your day, consider ways to purposefully live out your faith. Small acts of kindness, words of encouragement, and moments of prayer can have a profound impact. 


The more such things become your goal, the more you’ll experience intimacy in your relationship with God.  

-IBC

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