why don’t I feel God?
feelings, the unreliable barometer
the spirit, soul, and body connection
the mind and heart connection
the battleground of the mind
it builds character
lies are not harmless
truth sets us free
tearing down strongholds
establishing a stronghold of truth
training our hearts in truth
rabbit trail one: God’s word applies to me
rabbit trail two: God’s word is unfailing
thirty minutes a day can change your life
thirty minutes a day, day two
Our hypothetical person is establishing the stronghold of truth that “God loves me”, and is studying Joh 15:9 for thirty minutes a day for one week to help himself understand exactly what the Scripture says and how it applies to him, personally.
On day one of the study, he looked up “loves” in the dictionary, and wrote the definition down, so he could be sure he knew just what “God loves me” means. He also wrote down John 15:9, from his Bible and also from the KJV.
- Continue working on word definitions from the previous day.
Take the Scripture card to school or work; memorize it; meditate on it using insights gained from the word definitions; and use it in the truth trainer as necessary throughout the day.
- Personalize the Scripture in the way that is most meaningful to you, using the clarifying word study definitions that you have been doing.
- Example with John 15:9: Jesus Christ, the sinless Passover Lamb and only begotten Son of the Father, has held me dear, has cherished me, and has felt holy devotion and tenderness toward me from a point of time in the past continuing through the present, as long as it is called ‘today.’ He loves me in the same way that His Father, the Creator and Lord of the Universe, the One perfect in wisdom, goodness and power, has held dear and cherished Him. I am to abide, dwell, and tarry within the perfect love, strong affection, and benevolence of my Lord and Savior.
Take the Scripture card to school or work; memorize it; meditate on the Scripture using your personalization; and use it in the truth trainer as necessary throughout the day.