Monday, January 3, 2011

Your Worldview vs God's View

Psalms 1:1-2 (ESV)

[1] Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers

[2] but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.



     Part of my resolutions for 2011 is to know God's word by heart. As I go through this year memorizing scripture, I pray that you will join me and we can begin a dialogue about hiding His word in our heart. As mothers and women, our job is to be the heart of our homes. What better way to demonstrate Godly character than by meditating on His word day and night!


       As I meditate on the words of Psalms 1:1-2, it brings one thought provoking statement to mind. What drives the choices we make? We believe we make choices through a sound thought process. Its a script that incorporates our sense of right and wrong and what's best for us. In reality, its our worldview. Our world view is our past packaged and categorized by what has happened to us, the choices we've made, and the outcome of it all.
     Your worldview shapes how you want life to be. Its part of the core of who we are and shapes our future, our choices, and our decisions. So here are some thought provoking questions about your worldview.
  • Have you always been a christian?
  • Are your choices shaped by your past?
  • Is your worldview painted by life circumstances or events that 'happened' to you?
  • Is your worldview painted by the outcome of careful decisions you've made?
      Up until six years ago, my worldview was influenced by my past, I unknowingly operated out of fear. The  fear was the foundation and walls I built around my family, heart, and mind. Instead of making decisions out of a sound mind and judgement;  choices and decisions were made ensuring the walls I built would stand. After allowing Jesus to be the center of my life; He surveyed the walls and foundation of my heart and began demolishing the walls and the practice of operating out of fear. 
      Psalms 1 verse 2 is the key to this process. Meditating and on His word instills God's view instead our own worldview. Reading the Bible and memorizing His word is the foundation of a new heart and a new life. Meditating on His word means that not only are we reading His word, but we are allowing God to give us His point of view. We can then begin to operate under sound decisions that His law (the Bible) gives us. 
      Instead of calling your girlfriends to get advice about a choice this week, I challenge you to go to God first. Take this verse, write it on several note cards, then place these through out your house, workplace, and car. Memorize it. Then when a situation arises, allow God to speak to your heart through this scripture.

9 comments:

  1. Wow. What an inspiration you are Heather! I have been looking for more blogs to follow via simply follow on MBC and I am glad I found yours. I am always looking for more young moms (like myself) to connect to. I am your newest follower from Mommy Delicious (www.mommydelicious.com) and I cannot wait to connect with you more through our writing.

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  2. I am from MBC following you now! Such a great blog!
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  3. I think having His word in our hearts is so important! On the scariest night of my life I was without my Bible and was so glad for the verses that came to mind.... although their were moments when all I could pray was Jesus. You have a great blog I found it through MBC.

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  4. Oooh! I love your resolution. I would also love to memorize more scripture. The verses I do know guide me every day, so my days can only be brighter by memorizing even more. Thanks for the idea! I'm not a big fan of resolutions, but yours is so much better than the typical ones that are broken when you scarf down a Snickers bar!

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  5. God is good! I always try to let go and let god! I'm truly blessed!

    Popping in from Mom Bloggers Club (FFF Group) I'm your newest follower!

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  6. New follower from MBC! Hope you can stop by and return the follow :)

    Cristi
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  7. Oh my gosh I LOVE your blog! I have been learning to depend on God with all I have lately! I love this and am so happy to have happened upon your blog!

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