April 13, 2022
Think about the last time you had a big decision to make. Maybe you were considering switching careers or moving to a new city. How did you go about making that decision? If you’re like most people, you probably weighed all of your options and considered the possible consequences of each choice. You tried to look at things from every angle and then decided what you felt was best for you.
Biblical thinking is similar to this way of making decisions. Rather than looking at things from our own perspective, we try to look at things through God’s eyes. We consider what Scripture says about the situation and ask for God’s wisdom in making our decision. There is no one “right” way to think biblically, but some principles can help us as we learn to think Godly thoughts.
The first step in thinking biblically is building familiarity with what God has to say. You can’t think Godly thoughts if you don’t know what His thoughts are in the first place. Make a habit of reading your Bible every day. If you’re not sure where to start, try a devotional or study guide that will help you understand and apply what you’re reading.
Another important principle is to pray constantly. This doesn’t mean that you need to be on your knees 24/7, but it does mean that you should be in regular communication with God. Talk to Him throughout the day, and ask Him to help you understand His Word and give you a heart like His.
In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to get distracted from what’s important. If you want to learn to think biblically, you need to make a deliberate effort to focus on God and His Word. When daily situations, those unprepared-for disruptions cause difficulty staying connected to God, we must be able to quiet our minds immediately and keep our focus on Him so we hear Him speak to us.
As you learn to think biblically, you’ll find that your decisions become more Christ-centered and less self-centered. You’ll start to see the world through God’s eyes, and your thoughts and your life will begin to reflect His character. And when facing those horrific situations, you might try repeating in your mind over and over the following words: “It’s the Situation Keeping My Connection with Him.”
I’m Lori Stith, The Stoicess, and I believe in You!
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