Or do you just want Him?
It’s easy to reach the point where you need Him when you’re sick, destitute, or traumatized. It’s hard to reach that point when everything’s going well.
That’s one of the beauties of a renewing of the mind project: as soon as you start it, things won’t be going well anymore!
You’ll fail. You’ll be attacked spiritually. And you’ll want to give up. You’ll need God just to keep going.
If you decide to work on transformation—not just to kind of work on it, but to really work on it—it won’t be long before you’re desperate for God. Because there’s no way you can break free from your sin without Him.
One of the best ways to go to Him is through Scripture.
When You Need an Adjustment
Going to the Bible is like going to a chiropractor whom you just happen to be married to. You love that chiropractor so it’s fun to spend time with him (or her). But you’re also going for a purpose: Your body is messed up, and you need an adjustment.
You’re going for help with a specific problem.
Your problem in this case is the sin you’re working on. And since the Word is living, all parts of it can speak to your particular sin in some way.
In my journal I’ll often record what God teaches me through my Bible reading that day and how it applies to whatever I’m working on at the moment. I’ve been reading Daniel lately and finding all kinds of things that apply to blogging—not things I’m going to write about on my blog, but things that will help me keep God first in my life as I write my blog.
If you want to try this, start with a book of the Bible and record what God teaches you about your project in your journal. Philippians would be a good one to start with as it would probably apply to most projects.
I’ve also included some new resources up at the top of the blog. If you’re new to the blog and don’t know what I’m talking about when I talk about projects, check out the renewing of the mind project tab. I’ll be finishing up the other tabs in the next few weeks.
Note: Francis Chan talks about the struggle to live as a Christian who needs God in Lukewarm and Loving It. This is a great message if you have time to listen to it.