James 1:22-25

22 And remember, it is a message to obey, not just to listen to. If you don’t obey, you are only fooling yourself. 23 For if you just listen and don’t obey, it is like looking at your face in a mirror but doing nothing to improve your appearance. 24 You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. 25 But if you keep looking steadily into God’s perfect law-the 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.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Our ability to fully understand the truth of God is greatly flawed. Each of us has our own preconceived ideas about who God is and how He works. Some of our understanding comes from how other people have treated us. If you did not have a loving earthly father, it will be difficult for you to fully trust that our heavenly Father loves you. It will be difficult but not impossible. There are no obstacles from our past that God cannot overcome. Our ability to understand God’s love is not perfect, but His love is. As we listen and read God’s Word it penetrates our minds and hearts. As we obey the Word it begins to grow and take root. The more we understand and the more we obey the deeper the roots. God nourishes the garden of His Word in our hearts as we move in trust. We trust His Word to be true even though we cannot fully understand it. We know His truth is perfect and trust Him to love us and meet our needs. When the Word becomes clear to you, move in obedience to that Word and let your roots grow deep. The more you obey, the more truth will be revealed to you by the Spirit of God.

Have a God Day!