In what area of life do you have difficulty believing that God is or will keep His promises? Oh, we may say, “I know God keeps all His promises” but does our life reflect the reality of that belief?
Recently, I was in a discussion with a group of women and the question was asked: “What does God’s diligent pursuit of Israel teach you about the way He keeps His promises?” This question led to an interesting discussion.
One woman said she was trying real hard to think of a way God had not kept His promises because in her heart she felt like there were times He failed to keep a promise to her.
A second woman said she was feeling that way about a situation in her life but then remembered Scripture that encouraged her heart to view her situation in a different, more biblical light. Her practical response was rather wise, I think. She chose to have certain Scriptures come to her phone every morning at 8 am so she could recalibrate her thinking.
Now there are all kinds of apps that will give a verse of the day – and they are great. By all means use them.
But I think what my friend did was a little different. She chose certain verses that spoke directly to her heart about her specific situation – that targeted the lie she had been believing. Daily she is intentionally renewing her mind. Each day her thinking is recalibrated to align with the Truth.
What areas of your thinking need to be recalibrated from a worldly perspective to a godly perspective?
Do you need recalibration regarding your anger?
Do you need recalibration regarding your pride?
Do you need recalibration regarding your sense of loneliness?
Do you need recalibration regarding your discouragement?
Do you need recalibration regarding a heart of bitterness?
Do you need recalibration regarding a judgmental or critical spirit?
Do you need recalibration regarding your church involvement?
The list is different for each one of us. Where do you need recalibration? Are you being intentional to align your thoughts with God’s thoughts? It is not just a matter of rehearsing the Scriptural truths over and over but actually embracing those truths by faith.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
Ready. Set. Recalibrate.
Diane Hunt serves part-time on the staff of America’s Keswick providing ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.