Devotion- May 12
How to Apply the Bible to Your Life
BY RICK WARREN
 
“Be doers of the word, and not hearers only.” James 1:22 (ESV)
 
Do you know what the most difficult part of Bible study is? Personal application.
What is application? It’s when you take the truth of God and apply it to your life.
Satan doesn’t care if you study the Bible—as long as you don’t apply it to your life.
Jesus taught the opposite: “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them” (John 13:17 NIV).
Just knowing God’s Word isn’t enough. You experience God’s blessings when you do what God’s Word says.
The Bible tells us in James 1:22: “Be doers of the word, and not hearers only” (ESV).
So how can you become a doer of God’s Word? How can you learn to apply it to your life? When I’m applying Scripture to my life, I like to write out the application. My applications have four characteristics.
First, an application needs to be personal. That means it’s about you—not your spouse, kids, neighbor, or coworker. Your life is the only one you can change. So your application will start with the word “I,” not “we” or “you.”
Second, it needs to be practical. It should be something you can actually do. It might be an entire project or a simple action step.
Third, it needs to be possible. If you choose an application that you aren’t actually able to do, you’ll get discouraged. For instance, you might say, “I’m going to read through the entire Bible every single day.” That’s highly unlikely, if not impossible. Instead, you can choose to read one chapter from the Bible every day.
Fourth, it needs to be provable. This means that it needs a deadline. Take Philippians 2:14 for example: “Do all things without grumbling or disputing” (ESV). You might write this personal application: “Lord, I need you to help me not to grumble at work. I’m going to stay accountable by asking a friend to check with me next week to see if I did this.”
So, the next time you read a passage of Scripture, don’t be satisfied with just studying the passage. Instead, apply it by making it personal, practical, possible, and provable. Then you’ll start experiencing the blessings God promises to people who are doers of his Word.
Have a terrific Tuesday 😊

PRAYER LIST

Kayla Howard Tiny Thomas Unspoken Request
Arlon Hiers Danny Cason Stacey Boatright
Everyone who comes in contact with COVID-19
James (Bixbee’s fiancé) Dallin Thornton Tony Thornton
Christy Hawkins Nellie Smith
Stan Mattox Chris Dowless Martha Ray
Christy Joyner Emma Guy Pam Studstill
Joey Manning Archie McEuen Amris Bedford
Katie Kennady Melinda Thornton Teresa Garlin
Our military, their families, our president
Juanita McDuffie Matthew Greene Wayne Hutchinson
Debbie P. Janice Spivey Horace Lowman
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
*Sunday, June 7th we will recognize our kindergarten, high school and college graduates. Our high school graduates are: Brianna Marie Waters, daughter of Kenny & Monica Waters and Mindy Alexis Sweat, daughter of Jeromy & Nicole Sweat.
 
*Vacation Bible School has been postponed until further notice.
 
*Bro. Greg has announced that we will continue having ‘Drive In’ Church on Sunday mornings at 9am until further notice. We are very concerned with everyone’s safety.
 
*Patricia has the cancer walk t-shirts, you can contact her at 614-1154 to get yours.
 
*WOW BEACH TRIP – Ladies the beach trip has been postponed until next summer.
 
*We will have Drive-In Church Sunday morning at 9am. We look forward to seeing you there!
Some rules and information:
*You cannot get out of your car for ANY reason!
*The church and playground will be locked
*Everyone will enter by the church mailbox and be directed where to go from there, everyone will exit by the fire station. Please follow the guidance of the parking attendants.
*There will be a bucket that you can drop your tithes and offering and/or building fund giving into when you pull in by the mailbox.
*You will tune your FM radio to 88.5 so that you can hear the praise team and Bro. Greg thru your FM radio.
*Everyone will leave thru the drive by the fire station.
You must follow these rules or you will be asked to leave!
See you Sunday morning at 9am!
 
* Please call or text the church phone (288-6460) with announcement, prayer requests, and anything you may need.
If any of our elderly people or sick ones need any groceries, etc. please contact Stephanie at 912-288-6460 and we will get someone to help you.
 

BUILDING FUND

We are so excited to be underway with our building fund. All your support to this ministry will be greatly appreciated and we know that Our Lord and Savior will greatly Bless you. You can give on our App, webpage, or mail it to WBC (address above).Balance $223,788.29
 
Remember you can mail your tithes & offerings and/or building fund offering to 3000 Walkerville Rd. Blackshear, GA 31516 or you can pay them on our WBC App or webpage at: www.walkervillebaptistchurch.com If you need any help call Stephanie at 912-288-6460
 
 

Who do I see concerning….

 
Sunday School – Mark Griner 288-6715
Music – Austin Moore 670-5302
Nursery – Tiffany Ross 288-6475
Youth – Mark Herrin – 670-4155
Kid’s Ministry – Beth Barber 282-6051
Women’s Ministry – Caroline Murray 590-7710
Daughters of the King – Bixbee Carter 614-2511
Men’s Ministry – Floyd Russell 390-1945
Events, Occasions, etc. –Carrie Carter 253-0185,
Hannah Boatright 281-8887 & Alisha Hyers 590-4019
Missions – Beverly Jones 590-5426 & Lisa Waldron 614-1131
VBS – Bixbee Carter 614-2511
Facility Repairs/Work – Chuck McCook 282-9370
& Barney Crosby 269-8007
Office –Stephanie Murray 288-6460
Any others – Kevin Moore, Deacon Chairman, 281-4507

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Secretary: Stephanie Murray
Address: 3000 Walkerville Road  Blackshear, GA
Church Office: 912-288-6460 
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