“We must not just rejoice that we heard the Lord, but we must rejoice that we do what the Lord said to us”
Faith is not just in the saying but in the doing. We have focused so much on faith but have not stayed on the doing part which James called works. It’s not important what you heard but it’s important what you do after you’ve heard. Often what you do tells what you heard. For example, if you take a step that no one believed that you’d have taken on a normal day and it yield a result beyond human knowledge, evidently people will say you must have heard something.
Faith is not just in what we hear but in who we do.
Jesus at the wedding at Cana, His mother said they should do whatever Jesus said to do. His mother understood Jesus word and understood the part of doing them.
John 2:3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
2:4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
2:5 HIS MOTHER SAITH unto the servants, WHATSOEVER he saith unto you, DO IT.
We know the result of what happened next. We must learn not to argue at the word of the Lord. Even this folks never argue with what Jesus said, they just did it!
“If the Lord tells you to get up and run, get up and run. If He tells you to dance and shout, then dance and shout. -Gloria Copeland”
We must get to a level in our work of faith in that, when God said to do a thing, we won’t think it, we just do it! Reasoning out the word of God is what what yield the result of obedience, but doing the word of God is what produces the result of obedience. We don’t obey in words, we obey in deeds.