Don't Let the Word Get CHOKED out...APPLY It
Mk. 4 :19 talks about cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things...that CHOKE the Word in our lives. Then the Word becomes "unfruitful" in our lives.
In other words, we read and hear the Word....yet we may not really stop and consider and meditate...and then we let things (even sometimes GOOD things) DISTRACT us....and it CHOKES the Word...and we are not changed thereby.
I don't want that to happen..... I want to be changed daily....
We must always be on guard so that the Word we "hear" each day is really HEARD by the spirit and....is not choked....but rather that we APPLY it. What things tend to CHOKE the Word in your life?
The thing that at times happens here is that I don't linger long enough...or meditate enough to "Get a Word from God for the day"...or sometimes these "other things" choke....things like getting caught up with helping the kids...or something.
O.K. So how did I APPLY this verse in my life today? By God's grace I took time to "meditate" on this verse and write these things out to YOU....because in sharing with others it becomes more "cemented" in my own heart and mind.
How have you applied a verse in your life today?