3. Prayer: Prayer is simply “talking to God”. Although lengthy intercession is definitely a ministry, Jesus give’s us a basic template for prayer in the four gospels. Prayer does not have to take hours(although this is fine). If all you have is 15 minutes, God can use 15 minutes of sincere, sanctified time.
4. Meditation: After diligently pursuing step 1, Christians must meditate on the word of God so that our mind can be renewed with righteous thinking. If an issue arises where our natural tendency is to react, act or respond based on our normal thought pattern, with knowing, understanding and meditation on God’s word, we can use the word of God as a filter and basis for all of the decisions that we make.
5. Application: After steps 1-4, an individuals soul will grow in sensitivity to the conviction of the Holy Spirit through their knowledge, prayer and meditation on the scripture. Before total transformation can occur, he or she MUST apply the word of God to their everyday lives. Without application, it is unprofitable. Have you ever met a person who was highly knowledgeable in the things of God but lacked obedience, humility, blessings, transformation and lifestyle, thus laced POWER?
The Holy Bible and what it contains is a magnifying glass for the believer. God’s ways are not our ways and His desire is for us to be more like Him. How can we be like Him if we don’t know about Him? He is the word and the word is Him.
John 1:1-In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
As I woman, I believe that women are more sensitive to their emotions when compared to men. We are often led astray due to the deceitfulness of our heart, feelings, soul and emotions. We have to work hard at ensuring the transformation of our soul, feelings, heart and mind through diligent renewal of our minds.
Romans 12:2-And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.Ephesians 4:22-23-You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds .