Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz
For the past week I've been battling the flu (my excuse for not posting!) Before you fuss, yes, I had my flu shot. Apparently that's not a fool-proof plan. Oh well!
Anyway, I've been trying a variety of drugs from Vicks Vapor Rub to Thera-flu trying to fight the nasty germs invading my respiratory system. The thing I found that seems to work the best is Alka Seltzer Cold and Flu relief. You guys all know the song, "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is." It's not the wonder drug the commercials claim it to be, but it works pretty well.
When I got back to work this morning, I logged in to find this verse as the verse of the day on www.bible.com:
James 1:22, "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."
I thought about how true that verse is. It doesn't do me any good to just hear theWord, I have to apply it.
The plop, plop, fizz, fizz commercial would have done me no good if I hadn't gone out and bought the Alka-Seltzer and actually taken it. The message of the commercial couldn't cure my flu symptoms. I had to get the medicine into my system in order for it to unstuff my nose and stop the achiness.
God's Word is just like that. Simply reading a verse hear and there, or to listening to a sermon every once in a while won't help. I have to apply those verses to my life. I have to let those sermons to change me. I have to let it get inside of my heart and do the work it was meant to do.
My post from last week was about letting things go and allowing God to control my attitude and my situation. I think this goes right along with that. I have to look to God when I delve into His Word. I have to ask Him to use His Word to change my heart. Only then will my life be bettered by it!