This whole experience of swapping my blog over to the new platform has been a huge learning curve. It is sort of like I put my mouth around a fire hose and someone when over to the valve and spun it open telling me to â€œdrink it down.â€ The process has me asking the question
How do we learn?
Yesterday I looked at imitating others. Another good learning tool, maybe even the best, is simply repetition. The times we experience something, the more solidly we learn it.
Any ideas, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Then there’s Shad Helmstetter, who is a big advocate of something he calls Self Talk. Shad explains how simple repetition over time can completely change the way we look at ourselves and the world around us in his book What to Say When You Talk to Your Self. Good Stuff, for sure.
But as most of you know, I tend to filter things through the Bible to see what that source has to say about them. Sure enough. The Bible tells us that repetition is an effective learning tool too.
So commit yourselves completely to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands as a reminder, and wear them on your forehead. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors.
So there you have it.
You want to learn something? Immerse yourself in it. Let it soak through you until you have it mastered.
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