If God’s thinking and your thinking do not line up, whose thinking needs to change? One reason we read the Bible is so God can reveal to us how He wants us to think. It’s not easy or immediate, but immersing ourselves in God’s word will move us from our natural way of thinking to God’s thinking. Reading the word becomes learning the word which leads to living God’s word, and that is when we can see real changes in our thought temperature.
Sometimes we need to change our surroundings in order to change our thinking. We hope that when God wants to talk to us, He will employ more subtle tactics. Sometimes, all He wants is for us is to take a break from our preoccupation with the world. No e-mails. No phone ringing. No TV. No Facebook™. You must be intentional about separating yourself from distractions. Ask God to help you believe in His promises to you. Ask Him to adjust your thought temperature to be more like His.