F=(Fast) Spend some time in solitude today (Fast from noise and the business that would keep you from “alone” time.
E=(Encourage) Provide for someone’s needs today – offer a helping hand.
A=Admit that there are times when you have been impressed by God to do something, but you did not follow through with “it” for one reason or another.
S=(Scripture) James 1:22-25; James 4:7-10
T=Thank God for His persistence and strength in using you in His work even when you are weak and do not always “follow through”.
Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like. But whoever catches a glimpse of the revealed counsel of God—the free life!—even out of the corner of his eye, and sticks with it, is no distracted scatterbrain but a man or woman of action. That person will find delight and affirmation in the action. (James 1:22-25; Message Bible)
So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet. (James 4:7-10; Message Bible)