I was reading the other day and was drawn to James 1, it hit me hard but is something I definitely needed to hear. I’ve been struggling with a few things lately and it seems that I’m not drawing closer to God and to see it and realize it is not fun. I’m thankful though that I have a God that will show me when I’m doing the wrong things and lead me closer to Him.
So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it. // James 1:19-25