How Can You be a Doer of the Word?

Jun 27, 2024


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What exactly does it mean to be a doer of the Word? In this Charis Minute, Carrie Pickett highlights the multiple ways of practically walking out the Word of God in our lives. Applying the Word of God is essential to seeing it be active within our lives. Read on to see what Scripture looks like in practice throughout your day.

Bible College Australia Charis Instructor Carrie Pickett

How can you be a doer of the Word, what does that look like?

Does it mean actively being in faith, praying in tongues, and envisioning the God-given vision? Or does it actually mean physical work? Well, it’s all of it. It’s actively being in faith. You know what the Word of God says? I’m healed by His stripes. I’m healed. So you know what I’ll tell my symptoms? ‘Symptoms, I am healed.’ So it’s believing in faith and confessing. So it’s yes, faith, but then it’s also speaking. Speaking the Word as it says ‘confess with your mouth’…’believe in your heart’, right? It also says, ‘Flee youthful lusts’.

How can you be a doer of the word you can by fleeing youthful lusts

How you can be a doer of the Word by fleeing youthful lusts

Fleeing youthful lusts isn’t poetic, it actually means, for example, getting up and leaving the movie theatre if something ugly is on. You can be a doer of the Word by choosing to leave events that push values that do not line up with the Word of God. Denying the things of the world, take up your cross and follow Him. Saying no to sin and ungodliness. When the Bible starts talking about, you know, all of the things that are considered the flesh, you know, the sexuality and the temptations, and the immorality, and the division, and the dissensions, and all of that carnality, it says, what? Get out of the flesh.

How can you be a doer of the word with your focus
How can I be a doer of the Word when it comes to getting out of the flesh?

Set your mind on the things of the Spirit, the Word of God in Romans 8:5-6 says,

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

and Galatians 5:16 says,

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Paul goes onto say in that chapter what the fruit of the Spirit is, which indicates what our focus is when we are being led and walking by the Spirit. Verses 22 and 23 read,

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

So we have the opportunity all day long, every single one of us, to get in the flesh, to follow the flesh, to watch it and hear it. It’s our choice to not be part of that gossip session or watch a particular show. The way we assess if something is of the flesh or the Spirit is does the conversation or the show purely and absolutely example the fruit of the Spirit or not?

Choosing to assess and act according to the way of the Spirit is part of being a doer of the Word.

Another example would be choosing to not yell at our husband or wife. Make that decision. Or, ‘I’m going to spend some time with the Lord. Spending time with God is an active part of being a doer of the Word. So yes, it’s about faith. And yes, it’s an attitude. But it’s also about making the choice to follow the way of the Spirit. I want to encourage you that you can ask the Holy Spirit as you’re reading something and you ask Him, how do I do this? How do I do this in my thoughts?

Being a doer of the Word with your thought-life

I’ll just say, if you can’t do it here in your thought-life, you’ll never do it in public life. You don’t go anywhere physically that you haven’t already gone mentally. You determine where you’re going to go with what the Word of God is saying. Then you ask questions like,

  • Okay, so how do I do this with my spouse?
  • How do I do this towards my children?
  • Lord, how does this work in the workplace?

Ask the Holy Spirit questions and then you’ll start to see pictures in your heart and your mind. When you put the Word of God inside of you, the Holy Spirit has the ability to bring it back up to your remembrance to answer your questions. To make it alive in real-time.

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