Don’t Just Hear It…Do It
I posted a blog yesterday about a new fitness revolution for hardcore hunters called Train To Hunt. A couple guys I’m getting to know and respect started Train To Hunt out of a necessity to help serious sportsmen hunt harder, longer, and farther. These guys put together a website (traintohunt.com) that provides a daily training regimen and video journal to serve as your personal online trainer as you train to hunt. There is some really good stuff there.
But if you’ve ever seen me eat, you can tell I’m not a fitness nut. In fact, it takes a lot for me to get motivated to get in the groove with a regular fitness routine. However, I am motivated by the idea of working out to better tip the odds of success in my favor when hunting season rolls around. So when I found this website, complete with video demos and instruction on how to train to be a more physically fit hunter, I was pumped!
But here’s the deal. I can watch all the videos and exercise demos I want at this site…I can even crank up some Rocky Balboa Eye of the Tiger tunes…but if I don’t move from where I am, to where I ought to be, then it’s all in vain. I can’t just see and hear it…I must do it.
The same truth applies to our spiritual fitness as well as our physical fitness.
James 1:22-25 says, “But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise you are fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.”
The Bible is full of some really good stuff! You gain knowledge of it by reading through it. But when you read it and live it, breathe it, and do it…it changes everything! You simply can’t live out God’s word and not be radically changed. But it does require action. It requires discipline and obedience, but the rewards are nothing short of promised blessings from an awesome God.
Don’t just hear it…Do it!
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Brodie Swisher is a World Champion game caller, accomplished speaker, a notable writer, a skilled hunter, and all around down to earth guy! His travels take him across the country as a well known public speaker in the arena of outdoor events such as wildgame dinners, banquests, archery classes, and filming. Above all Brodie Swisher loves Jesus and he can't wait to share his passion for Christ with those he meets.