Do you understand what you are hearing? Do you understand what you are reading? Are you applying the words to your everyday life?
It is very easy to let the words flow in and out of your head. After being in church for a while all the words begin to feel commonplace and ordinary. Do they have the same meaning as they once did? Do they mean more? Do they mean less?
To fully live in the peace and joy that God provides we have to stay in communication with Him. We also have to apply these words to our everyday life and all of our circumstances. We must understand and obey God's Word to receive all that He offers. Otherwise you care only fooling yourself.
I ask You to give me understanding and wisdom to apply Your Word to my life, to not only hear the words, but to be obedient and do what they say.