My Year – asking 365 questions – . . . ‘Bout Renewing Of Our Minds

2012 – 365 days (or maybe 366), 365 questions………. MYBROOM is

MYear                                                                                                                                                                asking 365 questions                                                                                                                                         ‘Bout Renewing OOur Minds

One mans attempt to sweep out of the believers mind 2000 years of Christianese in 365 days, leaving only Christ.

This blog is not intended so much as a daily devotional even though it will be written every day in 2012, but rather as a process of changing our thinking over a 12 month period to agree more with the truth of God. The apostle Paul started his letter to the Romans by acknowledging their faith – which was spoken of throughout the whole world (Rom 1:8), but 12 chapters later after expounding the message of salvation by Faith through Grace he exhorts the Roman Christians to be transformed by the renewing of their minds (Rom 12:2).

Clearly it does not necessarily follow that once you become a Christian, or even if you are a Christian who’s faith is spoken of throughout the whole world, that you automatically have all your thinking aligned with the truth. Paul then goes on to say that a renewed mind gives you knowledge of the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, in fact he say’s you can prove God’s will. It sounds to me like that should be standard procedure in the Christian life.

This blog is about having the courage to examine our belief structure and replace anything that is not necessary, with that which is necessary. Sometimes it is hard for Christians to decide what is the part of their belief system which is cultural, traditional or man made and what is the part which is truly God’s truth. I am going to attempt to ask 365 questions that will examine what we believe (both consciously and sub-consciously), and as a result of that process to re-shape our belief into a truly God inspired faith. My intention is that this year will be a revolution for both myself and anyone else who happens to read this.

Feel free to respond in any way,

Graeme

67 responses to “My Year – asking 365 questions – . . . ‘Bout Renewing Of Our Minds

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  2. Hi! I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to read my blog. You have a very encouraging one here! God bless you in all that you do!

  3. I was given Romans 12 v 1 and 2 at my baptism. It seems rather fitting to be reading them again today. I look forward to reading more of your blogs.

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  7. Can you put a “Follow” Widget on your side-bar? I’d like to follow your blog but there doesn’t seem to be anywhere to sign up for it.

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  9. What a cool blog. The Holy Spirit is all warm inside me as I read it 🙂 Thanks for the Like, so I could find you. I’m excited to share the rest of your journey and it looks like I have a lot of catching up to do. Are you pastor, former pastor?

  10. Wow, 365 questions…1 blog a day. That is a big commitment..By the way, this year is a leap year. 🙂

  11. Thank you for reading and liking my blog. I look forward to joining you on your lifes journey.

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my recent post! I’m glad to have found your blog in return, and it is fitting that Romans 12:1-2 keep coming up in my life lately. I’ve actually started a draft in my blog about how God is using those verses in my life. Keep writing; I look forward to reading more!

  13. Hello Graeme, I just wanted to thank-you for being an inspiration to me. With that said, I want you to know I have nominated you for the Ten Commandment Award! you can check out the details on Men of One Accord. CONGRATULATIONS! James

  14. Graeme,
    The more i read the more l like. I have to tell you, when i read this i laughed out loud, because it is the same “why” i have on my blog. Check out the page at the top of my blog if you get a chance.

    And keep those questions coming!

    Ben

    • Ben, Great minds, my friend, great minds. The best thing for me has been enjoying the unfolding revelation for myself- it seems the Holy Spirit always has more to reveal, what an adventure. cheers G

  15. Thank you for reading my blog and liking my post.

  16. I am so glad i stumbled apon your site! Keep searching for as you know the scripture says, “he that seeks SHALL find..”

  17. Thank you for your visit to my blog 🙂 Lovely to see you and you are always very welcome. Great blog you have here and I look forward to return visits to it 🙂

  18. Hello, and thank you for stopping by “Don’t Carry the Donkey!” and leaving a “like” on a post. I saw another comment here about finding Calvary Chapel, which is what we did also. I love that we go through the Bible chapter by chapter, verse by verse, leaving nothing out. But even more important, I feel the urging there to give my words feet – to walk my talk and live my faith. That’s what I trust I’ll find here in your posts too, so as they say in some circles, “I’m in!”

  19. thank you for visiting the Arizona Desert 🙂 I’m grateful to have found your blog
    best regards,
    Tj

  20. The purpose for your blog is not pc but I love it! Truth is not relative; it is truth. Thanks for stopping by My Hmmm Collection and clicking the Like button.
    Keep the Faith!

  21. Hi Graeme, I have nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award. If you’d like to accept it, please visit http://armouredup.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/one-lovely-blog-award/ to collect it. Blessings to you…

  22. Great thoughts, loving what I’ve read so far!

    Thanks for the like at “Memories on the Journey” – we spend many days looking for God’s lessons in our lives, hopefully some of them bless & encourage others along the way! Next time you visit, please let us know your thoughts! – Keep walking in His truth, your Jesus light shines farther than you know! Blessings, jk.

  23. Hi Graeme…thank you for visiting my blog and liking “Remembering Miss Mary.” I’m new to blogging and am having the most amazing time getting to know God’s people through their writing. His kids are so beautifully creative. I’m enjoying your blog!! Many blessings to you…

  24. hi G,

    I would like to share you this blog. .. http://peter-hall.net
    peter is an aussie who moved to scotland to follow the lords ministry.

    be blessed.

    – grace and peace

  25. Cultlure and tradition has attempted to tarnish what being a Disciple of Christ is all about. A truly satisfying personal relationship with Christ takes rigorious honesty. It’s exciting to read when someone finds that out. Can’t wait to read of your journey.

    • Hi Robin,
      nice to meet you. Discovering that it’s all about Jesus (sounds like a cliche) has made so much difference for me, It’s like coming into a technicolor world after living most of my life in black & white. cheers, G

  26. Thoroughly enjoying the posts, questions and thought provoking responses. May I repost?

  27. Thank you for stopping by. This looks like a worthwhile place to visit as well. Those of us who search for truth in Christ do well to encourage and build one another up in the faith. What the body of Christ is expected to do, no?

    • It is an interesting thing to get right. I see many people encouraging others to get involved in activities and live by rules – but less often to fix our eyes on Christ and live a life energized by his sacrifice. cheers, G

  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking a post. I have enjoyed exploring yours. Good luck on your journey of questions!

  29. A wonderful concept for a blog. I look forward to your posts.

    ~ C

  30. Graeme, appreciate your recent visit, like, and comment. Your intentions here are a worthy effort indeed – I’m always for revealing the truth of Jesus Christ under grace and not under the law. Starting to read your site. Thanks.

  31. Hi Graeme,
    I love your questions! What an awesome journey as you ponder them and share with us. Thanks for your honesty and encouraging words…and challenging words. So good to find you and your blog — thanks for dropping by mine and liking the posts.
    His Alone, Sharon

  32. I just want to tell you that I really like this blog and it makes sense…..what you were saying about Christianese…..I’ve heard some people that talk that way, but mainly, the people I’ve become close to, who are my sisters and brothers in Jesus Christ, don’t talk that way, and really do know the heart of Jesus. God led me to go to Calvary Chapel and we have a really loving family there…..everyone looks out for each other!!

    Also, thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. I just did it tonite, and probably have to edit it again. I’ll also try to do some more blogs when I can.
    God bless you both!!
    In Christ Jesus our Lord,
    Helen

  33. Love the premise of your blog and have enjoyed browsing some posts. Look forward to reading some more. And thanks for the “Like” on one of my recent posts.

  34. Welcome to CB. A really stimulating approach to common questions. Looking forward to the remainder of your posts. milt

  35. Thank you for visiting ChristianBlessings. I really like your blogs I wonder if you could contact me at christianblessings10@gmail.com.

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  36. I was wondering why your blog was titled, “my broom”! I spend a few minutes perusing your posts, really really like your premise.

    We should never be afraid to question in a sincere way. Sometimes that’s the only way to get to the truth. We may not be able to always trust our own hearts, but we can trust the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Thank God for His Word! Propositional truths, eternal truths that we can build our lives upon!

    By the way, you recently stopped by my blog and left a comment. Thank you for that. I definitely will be back to visit my broom. =)

    • Hi Terrie,
      Mybroom is an attempt to sweep 2000 years of built-up culture and tradition out of the Christian mind by asking 365 questions during 2012. Like a process of renewing the mind. The word mybroom is just the first letters of the statement “My Year Bout Renewing Of Our Minds”. I was praying about this last year as I observed many Christians using the familiar language of Christianity but not actually having any real grasp of the truths that lay behind that language – I felt God gave me the idea to ask questions that would examine what is real and what is just the culture of our faith.
      On a personal note, I asked God to show me Jesus about 2 years ago “fix your eyes on Jesus the author and perfector of your faith” and have enjoyed the most amazing process of gaining a revelation of who Christ is and what He actually accomplished on the cross.
      sorry I’m starting to ramble on…
      Graeme

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