The Power Thoughts Program

     This last week, I bought and read Joyce Meyer’s book Power Thoughts.  This books is about taking responsbility for your thoughts and attitudes and thinking good thoughts on purpose.  I was drawn to the book because it flows with the direction that I am going in–ending worry and trusting God.  Power Thoughts deals with twelve powerful thoughts that line of with the Bible that I feel I would greatly benefit to have firmly ingrained in my mind.  This is how I am going to approach my goal of trusting God completely.

     Beginning the first week of the year, I will take one power thought each week for twelve weeks and work on making it a part of my mind.  This is the an important part of the process that all Christians need to do–renewing the mind.  See Romans 12:1-2:  “Therefore brothers, in view of God’s mercy, I urge you to offer your bodies as living sacrifices to God.  Do not be conformed any longer 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.”  Transformation?  Isn’t that what the new year is all about?

Since there are twelve power thoughts, I plan to repeat the process four times over the course of the year, and I will choose my focus for the last four weeks of the year, a little closer to that time.

With each power thought, I will:

  1.  Reread the chapter in the book and answer the questions in writing.
  2. Write the power thought on signs (post-its, posterboard, etc.) and place the signs where I will see them.
  3. Meditate on the thought.
  4. Say the thought out loud often.
  5. Meditate on and memorize one of the scriptures pertaining to the power thought.
  6. Journal and/or blog about my personal experience with the power thought.
  7. Talk to a friend about what I am learning through my week with the power thought.

That’s my plan for learning to trust God and renewing my mind!  I can’t wait to get started!

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