We are creatures of habit—and that includes how we think. Thought patterns are like ruts that consistently lead us in a certain direction. Without first changing our thoughts, we can’t expect to overcome habitual tendencies and start living in obedience to God.
Thankfully, there’s an answer to this dilemma: the Bible. The mind of God is revealed in His Word, which is meant to change how we think and behave (Rom. 12:2). When we absorb Scripture and start to reason as God does, the old ruts of our natural way of thinking are filled in with His truth. Then we begin to see life from His perspective and make choices that align with His ways and desires.
As you absorb God’s truths into your life, they’ll guide your decisions, protect you from deception, and shape your relationships.
As Christians, we all know we should spend time in Scripture, but many good things pull us away. We have jobs, family responsibilities, and a variety of pastimes that prevent us from reading, studying, and meditating on God’s Word. Though we may rationalize that going to church is enough, it’s not. How can one sermon counteract all the worldly thinking bombarding us each week?
Wishing and hoping can’t help you overcome sin and live victoriously. You must decide to fill your mind with God’s truths. Then, as you absorb them into your life, they’ll guide your decisions, protect you from deception, and shape your relationships.
As you read this month’s Scripture passages and devotions, let them stir your heart to learn and apply more of God’s truths to your life.