You Are To Be A Poet!
To live a successful, overcoming life James tells us in his book
that when we hear God's word, which would be internally in our spirit
or externally from the bible, we must be reciters/repeaters of what
God says. Like Jesus we must say what God says. Jesus said nothing
except what He heard the Father say.
James 1:22 But be doers/reciters of the
word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone
is a hearer of the word and not a doer/reciter, he is like a man who
looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at
himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But
the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and
perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer/reciter who acts,
he will be blessed in his doing.
The word translated 'doers' in the book of James in most translations
of the bible, is 'poietes' from which we get the word poet. A poet is
someone who recites! We are to recite what God says because it's
God's word that has power and has the plan for our lives in it.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have
for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me a
nd come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek
me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
When we seek God's plans for us in His word, we will find it and when
we recite it, the power in the word of God will bring it to pass. We
will find God's plans to save us; deliver us; prosper us; heal us; and
give us abundant life in this world and in the next, all in His word!
And since our God is a God of His word we can trust Him to bring it all
to pass when we put our faith in Him.
Best wishes for Grace and the Peace of Jesus.