Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
The last few weeks I have been writing about what does abundant life in Christ look like? I wrote about the importance of getting out of auto-pilot, the place we often just fall into without thinking. Last week we talked about the importance of awareness, of starting to understand our auto-pilot as the first step to transformation.
Looking in the mirror is hard work through. Scripture challenges us that a part of looking in the mirror is to use the filter of scripture.
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,” Genesis 1:27. You are created in the image of God, his fingerprints are all over you.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10. You were created for a purpose, your combination of skills and gifts were placed inside of you by God to do good works for His kingdom work.
The work of transformation of seeking the abundant life grains traction when we begin to understand the reality of who God made us to be, and what God has already said about us in His Word.
What other scriptures are meaningful for you as you continue the journey towards abundant life?