Would you like to develop a quiet time or renewing of the mind habit, but have a hard time making yourself do it? Sometimes it helps to renew your mind about the renewing of the mind so you can have the strength and desire to do it.
If someone told you to have a quiet time, you’d know what to do: read your Bible and pray. But what if they told you to renew your mind? Would you know what they wanted? Probably not.
Note: This is the 5th post in a series on idolatry. For some reason, it surprised me when a couple of people told me how hard it was to end their affairs. They weren’t thinking, I’m so relieved and happy to be back with my spouse. Instead, they were thinking, I miss my best friend. […]
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just say a little prayer—God, please help me reach this goal—then go to sleep and wake up the next day a transformed person? Unfortunately, God doesn’t usually work that way.
It seems strange that I can know how to walk with God in one area of my life, but have no idea how to walk with Him in another.
In today’s post, a fellow renewer-of-the-mind answers some questions I posed to her about her experience with the renewing of the mind: How long have you been actively renewing your mind? In some ways, I began as soon as I accepted Christ. Right away, I started memorizing Scripture and applying it to my life. But […]
How’s everyone doing? We’re into our third week now which is often about the time we get bored or discouraged and think about pitching the whole works.
Have you ever watched one of those hoarder shows on television? Where the crew comes in and cleans out a person’s house from top to bottom? Just think if you tried to tackle one of those houses all by yourself. Wouldn’t it be easy to give up before you ever did enough work to see […]
Hi Everyone, I originally wrote this workshop plan in conjunction with a New Year’s Resolution study. The workshop is meant to help you develop the habit of the renewing of the mind. Before you get started on this week one plan, you’ll want to read the following posts so it all makes sense: New Year’s […]
Most people have a hard time making themselves renew their minds in the beginning. Once they’ve established the habit, though, they experience so much peace, joy, and growth that they look forward to it.