Day 1: Overview
In the busyness of work and life, our souls often bear the weight of our daily struggles, leaving us weary and needing renewal. The Bible speaks to the importance of tending to our souls, encouraging us to renew our minds and emotions in the light of God’s truth.
Renewing your thoughts is the first step in rejuvenating your soul. In Romans 12:2, we’re reminded, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Our thoughts shape our perspectives, influencing our emotions and actions. By aligning our minds with God’s Word, we can experience a transformative renewal, finding peace and clarity in his truth.
Emotional health is a crucial aspect of soul renewal. The Psalms, a rich repository of human emotions, recognize the profound depths of grief and the soaring heights of joy. Psalm 30:5 declares, “Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” In this season of renewing our souls, let us bring our pain, grief, and joy before the Lord, trusting in his healing touch.
Psychological health is also intertwined with spiritual renewal. Proverbs 4:23 instructs us, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” As we tend to our physical health, we must also care for our psychological well-being. By seeking God’s guidance and wisdom, we can navigate the complexities of our minds, allowing his truth to bring clarity and peace.
As we embark on this journey of soul renewal, let us reflect on our thoughts, emotions, and psychological well-being. Let the Word of God be a lamp unto our feet, guiding us toward a deeper connection with him.
—Hunter Schaal, Global Division