”And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,” Ephesians 6:17; 2 Timothy 2:15; Luke 24:45.
Saturate yourself in godly thinking. Read God’s Word. But it is really more than just reading. It is a matter of absorbing and interacting with God’s Word. When we read the Bible we must constantly be asking ourselves, “What does this mean for my daily life.” Saturating ourselves in godly thinking also means exposing ourselves to godly writers, teachers, and influences. We need to meet regularly with friends who share our commitment to Christ. We must work to expand our thinking so that we are not just one-dimensional believers.
Memorize Scripture. But you may object, “Memorization has never come easily for me, even as a youth Evangelist.” “Some are too old to engage in memorization, yet there is much grace if such have been engaging Holy Spirit in every study, lecture/teaching, and quiet time” .” For what it’s worth, you can memorize Scripture, but it’s best is with inspiration of Holy Spirit. The great men and women I know who have been successful at this discipline have merely read various sections of Scripture over and over and the memorization took care of itself on the go. You don’t need a Navigator’s Scripture Memory System. Just read and meditate on Scripture and watch how God hides it in your heart.
Today would you begin the discipline of renewing your mind by getting away from the hustle, bustle, and distraction of life? Then you have to study the Scripture, till your knowledge is enlightened to understand God. Moreover, Right here, right now, you may have to turn off the TV, turn off the radio, turn off your cell phone, shut down your computer, shut-out that thought, and read/listen with focus to hear from God. Shalom!