Here are the tools you’ll need: a Bible and a journal. This is the journal you’ll use to renew your mind in.
We’ll be going over several different ways to renew your mind on this blog, but one of the best ways is to find Scriptures that apply to your project and pray through those Scriptures on a daily basis.
If you want to get started on your project right away, make a commitment to find one new Scripture each day that will help you with your project and write out a Scripture prayer using that Scripture in your journal. Or just meditate on that Scripture once a day and think of how it would apply to your project.
After you’ve chosen your project and purchased your journal, answer the following questions to help you have an idea of what to expect in the months to come (you could put the answers to these questions in your new journal):
1. What is your project?
2. What is your goal?
3. Why do you want to reach your goal?
4. Do you think God wants you to reach your goal?
5. If so, what would His reasons be? Are God’s reason’s different than your reasons? If so, why?
6. Do you think Satan wants you to reach your goal? If not, why?
7. What should you expect if you decide to take on this project? Read the following verses and list as much as you can from them:
a. Romans 12:1
b. Philippians 1:6
c. Hebrews 12:10-11
d. Galatians 6:9
e. 1 Peter 5:8-10
9. Is this a project you’ll be able to accomplish in your own strength? If not, what will you need to do? (Romans 12:2, Ephesians 4:22-24)
10. How will the accomplishment of this goal help you love God and others better?
More to Come
My college kids are on break now so I won't be posting next week, but when their break is over we'll start talking about some other practical tools you can use to renew your mind. If you'd like some ideas before then, you could browse through a short-lived blog I wrote at www.transformedbytrials.com. I may repeat some of those ideas over here as I'm using this blog (and www.beyondthesinnersprayer.wordpress.com) to try to write a curriculum that could be used in a Bible study. (Yes, I know, too many blogs!)