Thursday, May 13, 2010

How To Change

More on the SGF ladies' Retreat.

Monica asked us to brainstorm and make a list of ways to change. If you have a habit you want to get rid of, or if you want to establish a new, good habit, what do you do?

Here's my list: (in no particular order)

  1. Pray.
  2. Read the Bible.
  3. Ask God to give you Sight of Sin. Do you really understand your behaviour?
  4. Assess yourself. Understand the Problem. Understand the root.
  5. Conviction.
  6. Repentance.
  7. Confession.
  8. Prayer and more prayer.
  9. Practice a new, better habit. Put off the sin, put on the new habit.
  10. Accountability.
  11. Mentoring. Teach others the things you've learned.
  12. Listen to the Holy Spirit as He leads and guides, most often through the Word.
  13. Give your testimony.
  14. Health issues cause change.
  15. Circumstances can lead to change.
  16. Family or church life can be a positive (or negative) influence.

We looked at assumptions and deficits in the garden of Eden. Adam and Eve lacked God-Awareness and Self-Awareness. Had they had full knowledge of who God was, and had they completely understood themselves, they would not have made the choices they made.

Next: The Freedom that comes from being Fully Known and Fully Loved.

1 comment:

  1. I'm confused. God walked with Adam, I thought they had a relationship. But Adam didn't know God?


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