Renovating Your Mind Devotion Review - A Bountiful Love

Renovating Your Mind Devotion Review

 I thrive on routine and so is my family. When life gets busy or when a season of life changes our family dynamic, getting back to our routine gives us normalcy and somewhat a feeling of "we are in control". As a mom, routine makes me sane. Routine helps me handle all the responsibilities that a day calls for. A morning routine is so essential as it gives me a sense of direction. I know moms will agree with me on how important routine is especially when you have school-aged kids that you need to take to school or need to homeschool. Even if you don't have kids, routine is still very necessary because it can help with your productivity and focus. A structure eases stress and I strongly believe that it can also help our mental health if we tie it with healthy habits.

 My morning routine dictates my mood in the morning. Usually, my husband wakes me up around 5:30 am. I  do not get up right away, instead, I spend a few minutes praying on my bed. Then I head out of the room and enjoy a nice cup of coffee with my husband. We talk about our day and what schedule we have on that particular day. My husband head for the shower, then it's time for me to make breakfast. Usually, I will already have a make-ahead breakfast. If I don't, I will just make a quick breakfast. After his shower,  my husband then wakes up our girls. They have breakfast and get ready for school. While they eat breakfast, that is the time I shower and get ready for my day. Around 7:15 to 7:20 in the morning, we leave for school. We pray on our way to school and talk about what they want to talk about.  Once or twice a week, after school drop-off,  I walk for a mile or two at the park and do a "prayer walk" or listen to my favorite podcast. I work from home, so when I get home I also have a routine. 

   My routine is fluid when I get home either from my walk or straight from school. Fluid because every day I also have a different schedule. My Mondays are meal-prep days, Wednesdays are laundry days. When I get home, before I start to work, I do what my chore is for that day (or start the chore like the laundry). Listen to a worship song or read my devotional.

 Speaking of devotional, reading my devotional is such an amazing way to center our hearts, minds, and soul to our Heavenly Father. In all honesty, in midst of doing life...I do forget to read my devotional every day. There are no rules when it comes to reading devotionals. You can do it any time of the day. You can do it every day or any specific day. I just think that time with scriptures and devotional should be an integral part of our daily lives.

  Devotional times sets our hearts and mind to the One who loves us as we are, whose grace and mercies never ends, and who knows us more than we know ourselves. It reminds us that in the monotony of our daily grind or feeling stuck, digging into God's presence is the way to get unstuck. We can try doing everything on our own (Imagine a hamster on a wheel) but I can guarantee you that no matter how much you try if spending time with the Lord is not a priority in your will not be able to change your life.

 Devotional time can also look different for everyone. Devotional time with me can look like listening to a worship song in the morning to set the tone of my day followed by Bible reading and journaling. Devotional time can also look like listening to a Bible-based podcast or reading a daily devotional book. It should be flexible for you and I suggest that you take time to find out what works and what makes you get into the habit of getting into His Word.

I love gifting devotionals every Christmas. My heart is to encourage family and friends to start their year good! However, starting a devotional should NOT be only during the beginning of the year. Start anytime. And if you start to fall off the wagon, start again, Just keep on digging in, and eventually, devotional time will be so ingrained in your life.

I have mentioned a daily devotional. I was thrilled to get a copy and review, Renovating Your Mind (365 Devotions for Everyday Life) by Patrick Egle. This devotional is a daily devotional that starts on January 1 and ends on December 31. Reading the first few pages of the book, I was already drawn on how encouraging, inspiring, and biblical this devotional is. Biblical truths are deeply sewn on each of the days of the devotional. Different from the other devotionals that I have owned, this daily devotional is still relatable as it touches all the struggles of people, not just motherhood is for all walks of life. 

Additionally, from the title itself, Renovating Your Mind aims to transform your faith and your life by saturating your heart and mind with the word of God. Similar to other devotionals, it starts out with a bible verse. It is a bit longer in context than the other devotionals that I had read but it doesn't bother me at all.  One can not simplify God's message of His love, grace, forgiveness, repentance, and salvation. While I know that most of us have very busy lives, this devotional, even if you start with a prayer, will not take you more than 5 minutes. 

Also, this devotional is also available on YouVersion. If you want to try it out and feel the transformation that will happen in your heart and mind, I highly encourage you to download the app. If you are not familiar with YouVersion, it is an app that is 100% free. It offers a huge variety of devotional reading plans. There will surely be a reading plan that is appropriate for whatever season of life you are in right now. It is available on iPhone, Ipad, Android, and Kindle Fire devices. To start the Renovating Your Mind reading plan, grab it here: YouVersion-Renovating Your Mind.

Furthermore, this devotional is a straightforward and biblical type. You will not find any graphics inside that may take away from the message of the book. But this does not undervalue the Devo, this book will change the trajectory of your life by transforming your mind...keeping God's word as the crux of the transformation.

About the Book:

Author: Patrick Egle (IG Account: Patrick_Egle)

Publisher: Deep River Books LLC

Pages: 400

Format: Paperback

To purchase this transformational devotional, see it HERE.

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