It might seem insurmountable to build and maintain a Christian worldview in the modern era. But there are practical steps that a person can take to establish — and keep — a biblical worldview. From embracing true faith to taking daily steps to live beliefs out, espousing a Christian worldview is absolutely possible — even amid increased secularization.
What is a biblical worldview? To begin, let’s look at the word “worldview.” According to Focus on the Family, a worldview “is the framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world.”
Thus, someone with a biblical worldview believes that life is dependent upon loving God and loving others; holding a Christian worldview also means looking to the Bible for guidance.
With that in mind, find five simple steps below to help you build a biblical worldview.
The first step to building a biblical worldview is to truly embrace God. Jesus proclaims in John 3:16 (NIV) that “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
He makes it clear that accepting Him is the path toward a good life — and eternal salvation. Jesus continues in verses 5-7:
“‘Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’”
Establishing a Christian worldview starts with a commitment to living for God and embracing Jesus. Here’s what that means.
Part of holding a biblical worldview is establishing a healthy prayer life. It’s helpful to pray in the mornings, at night and throughout the day. Being thankful to God and taking appeals to Him on a daily basis is a healthy way to build up that relationship.
Prayer is a connection point that allows your wants, needs and points of gratitude to be heard by God. Invoking God is simple and doing so can help you live out a biblical worldview. The Bible speaks of the importance of turning to God with concerns, praise and other sentiments.
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV) reads, “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
Pick Up Your Bible Every Morning
Begin and end each day with Scripture. It’s an essential step to building a healthy Christian worldview. Consider turning to Bible chapters and verses each day to learn more about your faith, while also looking for topical verses to help you meet your basic needs.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) makes the importance of Scripture more than clear. It reads: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Simply put: the more you read, the more you’ll understand how to live out your Christian faith.
Part of holding a biblical worldview is following Jesus’ commands to “love God” and “love others.” Christ makes it clear in Mark 12:29-31 and Matthew 22:35-40 that these are the two most important commandments.
Jesus said there is “no commandment greater than these” when he was asked by one of the teachers of the law which of God’s rules are the most essential. So, be sure to live your faith out with good works, as this is evidence of a healthy Christian worldview.
Assess Your Faith
Life gets busy and chaotic and it’s often easy to end up spiritually offtrack. Take the time to periodically assess your faith walk to ensure that you are reading, praying and communicating with God. This is the best way to ensure that you build and sustain your Christian worldview.
The Bible tells us that God comes close to us when we draw nearer to Him — a simple concept that applies to any and all relationships. James 4:8 (NIV) reads: “Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”