Windshield Wipers--by Timothy A. Southall

Did you ever think what it would be like to drive around in the pouring rain in a vehicle equipped with windshield wipers, but never use them? It doesn't make much sense, does it? Well, some of us do the same thing in our spiritual lives.

With God's Word being available in so many forms and ways, we don't have an excuse for not reading it and becoming familiar with it. The Bible is God's love letter to us and His way of life for us. All we have to do is put it to use.

22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it--he will be blessed in what he does. –James 1:22-25 (NIV)

If we don't put God's Word to use in our daily lives, it is like driving around in the pouring rain without using the windshield wipers. We are an accident waiting to happen–a hindrance to others–a danger to ourselves and others. We need to open our eyes and use God's Word to wipe away the things that our daily lives pour upon us. Utilizing God's Word will keep us moving forward in the right direction and get us to our destination–eternity with God. Just imagine what a wreck it would be if it isn't Jesus we see. Use your windshield wipers–use God's Word for direction in your life.

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