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Mindmaps: These are mind-maps that I have used for teaching biblical concepts in a diagrammatic form. If they help you or others understand these biblical concepts better, then help yourself, they are free for your use in a PDF format. Enjoy!

Description of "The Spiritual Life":
This mind map illustrates the relationship between our inner and outer lives (ie. roots & fruit). If we want to change something in our outer lives (ie. our behaviors, attitudes or actions) the best place to start is with our inner lives (ie. our spirit and soul). As we cultivate the spiritual practices of prayer, study, meditation, solitude, forgiveness, etc., our behaviors, actions and attitudes will begin to slowly change and we will experience greater healing and wholeness in our outer lives. But we must stick with it!  Change does not occur overnight. We must patiently seek God and remain rooted and grounded in his love and forgiveness in order for lasting change to occur.

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Description of "Standing at the Crossroads":
This mind map illustrates the process involved in making godly decisions and choices based on biblical principles. God is able to guide us based on a variety of “signposts” including the Scriptures, the inner witness of the Holy Spirit, our own conscience, common sense, wise counsel from godly friends, church leaders, spiritual directors and many other sources. We need to heighten our awareness of these classic “signposts” so that when he does communicate with us, we will recognize his voice and be able to move forward with the peace of Christ ruling in our hearts (Colossians 3:15).

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Description of “Out of the Darkness & Into the Light”:
I must admit, over the course of my spiritual journey, I have struggled with spiritual depression. Unlike clinical depression, I have found that spiritual depression is directly related to what I am thinking and focusing on. As I allow my thoughts to slip down this slippery slope into darkness, I eventually find myself “sitting in darkness”, just as the Psalmist wrote about in Ps 107:10-16. However, God in his mercy and kindness has been faithful to his promise to provide a “way out” as promised in 1 Corinthians 10:13. In fact, he has given us steps to personal revival as outlined in Psalm 40:1-3 if only we will follow them. Our part is to return our focus to God and cry out for his help and wait patiently. His part is to lift us out of the pit, set our feet on a rock and give us a new hymn of praise. May God guide us to his way of escape whenever we find ourselves “slipping” and help us to “take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6).

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