Come, Hear, Do.
Three Simple Verbs.
And yet those words can transform your life completely.
In Luke 6:47-48, Jesus Christ says “Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was found upon a rock."
When we come to Jesus, we find ourselves in a place to hear what we should do, how we should do and where we should do it.
Jesus is waiting on us to come to Him. Will we make time for Jesus, even when it seems an inconvenience to us? Will we sacrifice extra time at work trying to get ahead so we can make it to church or a Bible Study? Will we give up our recreation and down time to get alone with God in prayer and His Word? Will we give up a couple of meals to fast so we can get into better connection with Christ when we read His Word and pray? These sacrifices, small and great, can result in closer connection to God and a better opportunity to grow in relationship with Him.
Once we have come to Christ, will we open our ears to hear what He has to say? Often, our prayer time is a one sided conversation where we tell God what we want expecting Him to simply say yes and then move on with our daily routine. Even with reading His Word and fasting, it can be one sided. We read the Bible to get our understanding of God’s voice, bringing our thoughts and ideas to the forefront. God’s Word is His voice to us. When we bring our voice into the equation, it’s like talking over God as He tries to speak. We fast expecting to get God to open the windows of heaven and pour down the blessings. Instead, we must humble ourselves and open ourselves to what God wants to really do in our lives. God wants to speak to us. When we finally give him the time of day, will we let him speak what He desires for us to hear?
Finally, once we have heard from God, will we do what He prescribes? Rarely does God speak and not provide us with a subsequent command or action to take. How wonderful, that God doesn’t just want to speak great and profound things. He also gives us something to do with those words. When we pray, will we silence our voice and sit in His presence and allow Him to direct us to what we must do? When we read His Word, will we let the voice of God direct our steps to enact the Bible into our every day lives? When we fast, will we do so in a way that humbles our flesh and opens up our spirit to serve Christ in all that He requires?
If we want to build our lives (the house) on solid rock (relationship with Christ), we must come to Christ, hear what He wants to say to us and then go and do it. That’s the digging. The rock isn’t always something easy to see. It takes work to find and uncover truth. Thankfully, we have a Master who will lead and guide us in that work and discovery.
Over the coming weeks, we will be examining specific events and teachings in the Bible that require just this: to come, to hear and to do. Our hope is that all who take hold of these lessons will advance their relationship with Christ and find themselves prepared for every trial and tribulation that life brings.
God doesn’t guarantee an idyllic life. He simply promises us the ability to live this life to the fullest and to overcome everything that we face as we progress in our relationship with Him. We hope you join us on this journey.
Until next time, God Bless and Keep Searching.
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Chris Farris is the author of The Way, a manual detailing how to implement the Beatitudes into your life. He review events and other media and offers other insights into writing and working for the Kingdom of God.