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Treasure Digest: A Cure for Hiccups

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A Cure for Hiccups

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Years ago, someone gave me a "sure cure" for hiccups. I didn't know why it worked for me—it just did. Drink one full glass of water with a metal spoon in it and make sure the spoon handle is touching your cheek the whole time while you drink the entire glass in one long drink. Later, an old Army vet also gave me his sure cure for hiccups. Extend your finger a full arm's length away, hold it still and fully concentrate your eye on your finger with every bit of your energy. This also worked for me.

I'd never understood why the first cure worked until I learned the second one. By concentrating fully on something else, I could "trick" my brain into stopping the hiccups.

Isn't life like that now? We have so many distractions that can cause hiccups in our spiritual lives. We can be distracted from our relationship with God by our games, our televisions, our computers, even our problems.

What we need to do is regularly concentrate fully on God, His plan and what He expects from us. We need to be fully immersed in prayer, Bible study, meditation and also fasting.

Hebrews 10:22-23 says, "Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful."

With full concentration on the ways of God, we can avoid or cure the spiritual hiccups!