On the radio this morning there was a discussion around how some companies have lots of policies and procedures yet their managers do not adhere to them.
The employment lawyer was saying they should “live it and not laminate it”, meaning they need to carry out what they have laminated and stuck on the wall!
I really liked this expression; it also reminded me about a passage I’d been reading in James the night before.
This spoke about us being doers of the word and not just hearers (James 1 v 22).
This says to me that if we read something in the Word we should aspire to live up to that.
Now, this is not about having a ‘works’ mentality, but it is about taking the Word seriously and wanting to change for the better through understanding and study of the Word.
Reading the Word should not just be an intellectual exercise, we read the Word to see how we can live our life.
If the Word tells us to love people we really should be loving people.
If the Word tells us to give of our financial resources we really should be giving into the Kingdom.
If the Word says we can lay hands on the sick and see them healed we really should believe this and act accordingly.
There are lots of challenges in the book of James, but rightly diving these passages and letting them renew our minds will see us transformed.
Then we will be “living it”.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you that it is the agent for change in my life”.
James 1 v 22…..But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves