James 1:22–Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
We can spend our entire lives learning God’s Word and reading. We can hear great sermons and wonderful preaching. But, if we don’t ever take the truths we hear or read and actually apply them to our lives, we’ve deceived ourselves and the truth is not in us. We have to apply the information to our lives. We have to take the truths and allow God to use them in our lives daily to shape us and change us and make us more like Christ. Don’t deceive yourself today; do what the Word of God says.
Father, thank You for Your Word. I pray that You will show me more and more ways each day to apply Your truth to my life. Help me to be more like You and to practice what You have shown me through reading and hearing Your word.