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Romans 12:2 encourages us: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."

This verse emphasizes the importance of a renewed mind in aligning ourselves with God’s will. Journaling aids in this renewal process by allowing us to reflect, process, and grow spiritually.

Clarity and Self-Reflection

Journaling provides clarity. When we write our thoughts and feelings, we see them more clearly. This self-reflection helps us understand our struggles, identify unhealthy patterns, and recognize God’s work in our lives. It’s like holding a mirror to our soul, enabling us to confront and address the issues that hinder our spiritual growth.

Emotional Release

Expressing emotions through journaling can be incredibly cathartic. Bottling up emotions can lead to stress and anxiety, but writing them down offers a safe outlet. It helps us release negative emotions and make room for healing and peace, which is essential for mental and spiritual well-being.

Accountability and Growth

Journaling keeps us accountable. When we document our journey, we can track our progress and setbacks. This accountability is crucial in the recovery process. By reviewing our journals, we can see how far we’ve come, which encourages us to continue striving for transformation.

Prayer and Meditation

Journaling can be a form of prayer and meditation. Writing our prayers and reflections deepens our relationship with God. It allows us to meditate on His Word, internalize His promises, and seek His guidance. This practice strengthens our faith and helps us apply biblical truths to our lives.

Renewing the Mind

Finally, journaling helps in renewing our minds by fostering a mindset of gratitude and positivity. When we regularly write about our blessings and positive experiences, it shifts our focus from negativity to God’s goodness. This positive mindset is crucial for mental renewal and transformation.

Copy and Paste for Powerful Reflection

If you feel you can’t write, copying and pasting what is important from the lesson into your Bible journal is also powerful. This practice is why the kit includes journal cards and  bullet list cards. Copying and pasting is similar to highlighting in a book; it allows you to easily review and remember important points. Keeping these key insights readily available in your journal can reinforce your learning and help you apply these truths in your daily life.

Journaling with journal cards using lists, summaries, and bullet points can enhance learning in several ways:

  • Organizes thoughts: Lists and bullet points help organize and structure information, making it easier to review and retain.
  • Identifies key points: Summarizing information in a concise manner helps identify key points and main ideas.
  • Visual recall: Writing down information and creating visual lists can aid in recall and memory.
  • Critical thinking: Breaking down information into smaller parts and rephrasing it in your own words promotes critical thinking and understanding.
  • Active engagement: Journaling engages you actively with the material, rather than passively reading or listening.
  • Reflection and review: Journaling allows for reflection on what you've learned and reviewing material regularly, reinforcing your understanding.
  • Personal connection: Journaling can help connect new information to your own experiences and perspectives, making it more meaningful and memorable.

By incorporating journal cards with lists, summaries, and bullet points, you can create a dynamic and interactive learning process that enhances your understanding and retention of the material.

Bible Journal Step By Step

Here are some Bible journaling ideas from the Renew Your Mind Class: 

Expand on Spiritual Sight and Focus

Use four journal cards or a bullet list to explore the concept of spiritual sight and how focusing on heavenly things renews your mind.

  • Read Ephesians 1:18: Explain how the "eyes of your heart being enlightened" and how this understanding helps you grasp your heavenly calling.
  • Read 2 Corinthians 4:18: Clarify how fixing your eyes on the unseen (eternal) rather than the seen (temporary) transforms your perspective.
  • Read and summarize 1 Corinthians 2:14: Explain how the spiritual truths, discerned only through the Spirit, guide you in setting your mind on heavenly things.
  • Read and summarize Proverbs 20:12: Unpack how God as the source of both physical and spiritual perception and reflect on how this gift helps you maintain a focus on "things above." 

Make a Renewal Checklist

Create a journal card checklist similar to the one below. Put a small version in your treasure journal, Print out a larger version  and put in a place so you see it daily.  

  1.  Wake up with gratitude: Write one thing you're thankful for
  2. Read Scripture: Note the passage read
  3. Pray for focus: Write key points from your prayer
  4. Memorize a verse: Work on  your memorization progress
  5. Limit distractions: Identify one distraction to minimize today (more on this is another lesson)
  6. Practice mindfulness: Focus on  God-awareness
  7. Evening reflection: Reflect on how you saw God working today

Put your journal cards in a Treasure Journal Page


Incorporating journaling into our recovery journey aligns with the biblical call to renew our minds. It offers clarity, emotional release, accountability, and spiritual growth. By faithfully documenting our thoughts and experiences, we allow God to work in our lives, transforming us into His likeness and guiding us towards His perfect will.

30 Days to Renew Your Mind Bible Journal Class

Transform your spiritual journey through our Renew Bible Journal Class! Join us in the Facebook Group as we work through the lessons and share journaling. 


Before you can effectively renew your mind, you must understand the spiritual landscape in which this renewal takes place. In the first three lessons, we build a comprehensive understanding of spiritual warfare: knowing our enemy, understanding our authority, and utilizing our God-given weaponry. This strategic approach ensures we are prepared to face any challenge, fortified by God's truth, power, and guidance. 

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