Doers, Not Hearers

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James 1:22
“But be doers of the word,
and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”

I just started cleaning out my google reader.  

Yesterday I realized that I just had way too many blogs on my reader.  The trouble is…they were all good blogs.  It came to a point, though, where I rarely sat and actually read an entire post.  On some blogs I would quickly mark all as read.  Some blogs I would skim.  There were only a handful that I actually read.

I think that it is easy to find a good blog, be excited about topics, start following it…and repeat.  A problem can arise however, if it becomes rote taking in of the Word.

Most of the blogs on my reader were either devotional blogs or marriage blogs.  They were all full of godly advice, Scripture verses, encouraging anecdotes, and convicting messages.  But when it ceases to penetrate my heart, there is a problem.

Thus the cleaning out of my reader.  Some blogs I just clicked unsubscribe.  Some I took off my reader but bookmarked on google chrome in case someday I want to revisit it.

As I keep narrowing down the blogs I want in my reader, I hope that I will allow myself to actually read the wise words of other bloggers and allow the truths they share from Scripture to enter my heart.  Not only do I want to hear…..but I want to do.  A person can read lots of Scripture and tons of godly blogs…but unless that person is a doer of the Word, it does no good.

I’m excited about this change and I look forward to being more intentional about the blogs I read!


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