We are transformed by hearing, reading, studying, memorizing and meditating on God’s Word. The greatest of these is Scripture Memory. Nothing will transform your mind like the power of lodging God’s word in your heart.
I am fascinated by the technology of GPS. How a little box can talk to satellites miles above the earth and tell me exact directions to the nearest Starbucks never ceases to amaze me.
Now, suppose I were to take my GPS (not a smart phone that is connected to the Internet) and go to Australia and try to use it, would it work? There are satellites that point there and everywhere—that is why they call it Global Positioning System (GPS). So, it should work, right? Well, with one adaptation, it would. I would need to install local maps into the system.
This is what hearing, reading, studying, memorizing and meditating on God’s Word does for us. It installs the local maps. The GPS system is analogous to the power of the Holy Spirit working in our lives. But, just as the GPS system needs local maps to work correctly, the Holy Spirit needs the Word planted in you. (James 1:21) Nothing does this better than Scripture Memory.
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