How do I translate my BTV learning into my everyday experience?
This is one of the questions I hear the most: "I love this teaching, but how does it become my daily experience with God?"
That's a great question to ask because it shows that you understand that just hearing isn't enough! This is one of my key questions every time I have a wonderful "Ah-ha" moment.
When we discover a new truth, we are often excited. Our heart jumps and we want to live like that. But we know from the parable of the seed and the sower in Luke 8, that receiving with joy is not a guarantee of establishing God's truth into our every day perceptions, mindsets, language and action.
A significant key to converting truth into our daily experience is understanding this: Receiving truth is only the BEGINNING of a joyful process. When we have that mindset, we're positioned to convert our revelation into a lifestyle... and we look forward to that process with joy!
What's our classroom? Our everyday experiences. As we think deeply about a new truth we are hearing, study scripture and pray - God wonderfully allows practice opportunities in our lives. We want to view those situations properly - not as adversity... but as training!
There is no lasting breakthrough without relational follow through with God. We want that process to be rich, joyful and full of expectation.
I expand on this process in my first book, "Joyful Intentionality" which you may find helpful: