Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

James 1:22 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

Doers

Happy Canada Day! A report by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor says 14 per cent of Canada’s population has entrepreneurial aspirations; so there seems to be plenty of dreamers. Yet BDC says few of those dreamers are becoming doers. People in their late 20s to early 40s are the most likely to start businesses, but that demographic is shrinking with Canada’s aging population, leaving a smaller pool of candidates as potential founders. Business owners and would-be entrepreneurs face a barrage of discouraging factors, such as labour shortages, inflation, technological change and the increasing domination of large companies.

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It takes hard-working people to build a country. Over the past centuries, Canada has been built y millions of men and women from a large variety of ethnic and cultural groups, committed to the singular task of creating and crafting a nation. Those who are followers of Jesus are called to put our faith into action. We realize that we can’t work our way into a relationship with our Creator – that is secured by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus. Once we have been redeemed, however, we prove our faith by how we live our lives. The apostle is very clear in this. In James 1:22 we read, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive ourselves. Do what it says.” The sign of a truly redeemed man or woman is the way we live our lives before others. When others look at you, do they see Jesus? Take time today for some personal inventory and ask, “how can I live to represent Jesus?”

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley