You’ll find the answer to your question in James 1:22-25. There we’re instructed to—
Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
According to that scripture, if you want your deeds to be blessed, if you want to see supernatural results in your life, you’ll have to do more than simply read The WORD of God. You’ll have to put it into action.
That’s what I did. Years ago when I realized God was the One who had the answers to all my problems and He was the One who could supply all my needs, I committed myself to do everything His WORD told me to do. I made a quality decision to step out in faith on every command I saw there.
It wasn’t always an easy thing to do. (In fact, it was hardly ever an easy thing to do). But when I did it, I always ended up blessed.
When I found out, for example, that God’s WORD instructed me to tithe, Gloria and I were already trying to stretch what little money we had further than it could possibly go. We were up to our necks in debt. We couldn’t possibly afford to give away 10 percent. But we did it anyway and before too long we began to see financial miracles in our lives.
“Sure, it worked that way for you,” you may say, “but will it work that way for me?”
So, keep on reading and studying the Bible! Listen to recorded teaching messages! Go to church and hear The WORD preached! But don’t stop there. Go one crucial step further by taking The WORD you’ve heard and putting it into action.
As God told Joshua in Joshua 1:8, don’t let the Word depart out of your mouth; meditate in it day and night so that you can observe to DO all that’s written in it. Then God will be able to make your way prosperous and you will have good success.
Source: Kenneth Copeland Ministries