Course 1: Renew
Read the lesson, and to absorb more, consider reading —while listening to the Audio provided.
After you've read each lesson (below), as soon as you are ready to make the Personal commitment to the LORD, stop to relax, grab your coffee or cold beverage, and pour your heart into your journal, writing down what you've learned that day in each Daily Journal form.
A journal is YOUR book, a diary of your Restoration Journey, and may very well be what solidifies your husband's commitment to you when he returns to read all GOD has brought you through!
Please Note: Very often the enemy will steal what you've written to wear you out, especially before you've learned about the protection of tithing to your storehouse. So to make sure, because we are to not to be ignorant of the enemy's schemes, to be sure to write and pour out your heart into an email, first, send it to yourself (as a backup), and THEN paste what you've written into the forms.
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the path is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it....
For the gate is small and the path is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it"—Matthew 7:13-14
To set the mood, we'd like you to stop to listen to a song. The song we'd suggest for this part of your journey is "Roads." It will help you remember this is a journey the Lord has called you to travel along and understand that no matter what difficulties you encounter HE will bring you through, leading you home. So wake up early, set out early, and allow Him to lead you.
We'd encourage you to download this MP3 file of a song that you can sing each morning to keep you moving forward. If you'd like to see the Lyrics.
CLICK HERE with why we encourage you to begin your day with singing.
Pour your 💔 heart out into your JOURNALS every DAY!
Tell us HOW your Restoration happened, Astrid...after more than a month of being away, while he was gone and I was at home, reading the Bible, studying lessons, pouring my heart into my journals, when he called me and asked if I wanted to go out with him...I had so much peace that I wasn't expecting it to happen! I said I would, so he came to get me and we left. And there he told me that he wanted to try again, that now he could imagine a new life with me.
Don't just take our word for it. God says, “And they overcame him [the wicked one] because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the WORD of their TESTIMONY, and they did not love their life even to death.” Revelation 12:11
READ excerpts from a few RESTORED Marriage Testimonies.
Do just ONE LESSON a day so that (like medicine or antibiotics) each of His principles has time to do what it needs to do:
- Too many lessons at one time not only does NO good—but can actually cause you to miss the benefits.
- Waiting too far in between also is harmful because it allows for the ways of the world to enter back into your mind and heart.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ In the beginning, I only applied a few things to my life. I was quite irregular with the courses and principles, but then I decided to take responsibility and try to be submissive when I read that the lessons and that my journals should be done EVERY day. There is no greater therapy. As bad off as I was, I was becoming a new person daily. You must journal, you must! Trust me that nothing can change you like these resources and God’s Word.
During WEEK 3
the halfway point for Course 1 🙂
Pour your 💔heart out into your JOURNALS every DAY!
What happened next was nothing short of miraculous, because after reading and reading the books, journaling through the lessons, going through them five to ten times, my husband began to notice my change but tried to ignore it.
~ Penelope “He Lied to OW to Stay with Us”
Last week—Make it Count!
Reading the lessons and the book brings comfort but it’s the journalling is what changes you. ~ Elizabeth RESTORED “I Won Him Without Saying a Word and My Behavior Drew Him”
DAY 30 Today take time to REST and REFLECT on what you've learned BEFORE you move onto the next course.
The Lord is my Shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
—Psalm 23: 1-3
Psalms & Proverbs