6 Joy Scriptures to Memorize This Month: Renewing My Mind

I’m setting a new goal with 6 joy scriptures to memorize this month to renew my mind. This week has been crazy. Just nuts. And my mind has been all over the place. (All over the place is not a good place.) So today I know I need to be extra intentional to focus and fill my mind with good things. On the journey toward  joy a primary area to be proactive is in rearranging my thinking. But I simply can’t do that on my own.

Do Not Conform 

Paul tells us not to conform to the pattern of this world – not to copy its behavior and customs – but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2).  We tend to think about whatever we fill our minds with. So, how do we renew our minds?

We tend to think about whatever we fill our minds with. Click To Tweet

If we take in a lot of crime drama, we may find we tend to be frightful and suspicious. When we take in a lot of sexualized music or video, we may find we tend to be lustful. And if we read or listen to a lot of profanity, don’t be surprised if our thoughts – and then our words – become (*ahem*) colorful.

Renew Your Mind

But if we take in an abundance of Scripture, I think we’ll find we tend to encounter the world in a Christlike way. Philippians 4:8 describes exactly what kinds of things are worthy of our thoughts. 


And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Phil. 4:8)


So, on this journey toward  joy, I’ve decided on 6 joy scriptures to memorize this month in order to renew my mind. And I’m confident that these three verses from the Psalms and three from the New Testament will fuel me for  joy.

Would you join me on this journey? Here is a free resource I created to help us all jump in!

6 Joy Scriptures to Memorize This Month: Renew My Mind


Another resource that has helped me in the past is Beth Moore’s Praying God’s Word Day by Day. She helps to pinpoint specific passages that focus our daily attention in a devotional format.

What is your plan to renew your mind? Share your journey in the comments below!

Elizabeth Joy

18 thoughts on “6 Joy Scriptures to Memorize This Month: Renewing My Mind”

  1. Thanking God again for you ,Elizabeth Joy, your blog is what I needed today.I too have had a crazy week ,Satan is trying to rob my joy.I ‘m confident God will not let it happen.His Word has always got me out of the pit.Your 3 Morning prayers have been a great source of Joy to me .I’ll memorize these 6 scriptures,renewing my mind,this is what God would have us do .Praying for you .Joyfully ,Wanda

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I too have had memorizing Scripture as a top item on my to-do list, but it keeps not getting done. This printable, strategically placed, will be a great reminder and incentive. Love it!!
    Blessings to you –

  3. This is awesome. It’s like you were reading my mind. I can honestly say that things often blog my mind (physically and mentally). And so often we renew ourselves with out thinking of renewing our minds. This will most certainly help! Thank you and God bless you!

  4. Oh Elizabeth, these scriptures are amazing! Wonderful choices & I absolutely love your blog’s name…the idea of letting joy loose in our lives is captivating <3 I'm going to start with the very first verse – Psalm 43:5. Thank you for this, and for the beautiful image to keep handy!

  5. This is great and I’m so happy to share this! My 2017 one word is joy and I’m blogging on it frequently. (Next is posting tonight!) Happy to have found you in By His Grace Bloggers!

  6. Thank you for sharing this great tool to practice a new way of thinking! God is faithful and His word is there all the time, I pray I memorize these verses and I am sure I will find joy more easily!!!
    Thank you 🙂

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