Journaling can be a powerful tool as we embrace the journey of joy with Jesus!
There are many forms of journaling - life, prayer, etc. and each of them can have so much value. Today are going to focus on journaling our spiritual growth journey with Jesus.
Writing down what the Lord is doing in our lives can help us to identify, clarify, and testify the Lords work in our lives in a way that helps us grow in Him!
Let's look at 3 things journaling helps us to do:
1. Identify - Journaling helps me to stop and look at what the Lord is doing in my life. Questions that can be helpful for me to ask as I journal include: - What is Jesus doing in my life? - What is a verse that has been especially meaningful? - What is a lesson He is teaching me? - What is a prayer on my heart?
2. Clarify - Writing down what the Lord is doing in me, teaching me, etc. helps me to clarify in my mind what He is doing. Journaling can take me from saying, "The Lord is so at work in my life!" to "The Lord is so working in me to have a servant's heart by learning from His example." Clarifying it helps me to be more attentive to living it out in my moment by moment life.
3. Testify - When I have just written down what the Lord is showing me, it is fresh on my mind to share with others. It can naturally come up in conversation because you have identified and clarified it, so it is easy to share!
Keeping a journal can be an incredible blessing!
Just today young women in my discipleship class were sharing how much journaling was helpful to them in their journey with Jesus.
I would encourage you to start a journal of your journey with Jesus!
I promise it will be a rich tool in your growth journey with Him - and a treasure to have for years to come!
" I will recount the steadfast love of theLord,the praises of theLord, according to all that theLordhas granted us..." Isaiah 63:7
Here are the basic details:
WHO: You and Jesus
WHERE: Wherever you are WHEN: June 1st - August 31st, 2018
WHAT IS INVOLVED: - 15 minutes of devotions a day - Memorizing 1 verse a week - Choosing and contacting an accountability partner once every 2 weeks ... and an amazing summer with Jesus! You can print off a chart to keep track on the LTLM website -http://lovingthelordministries.org/event-items/summer-pursuit!
REWARD: When you complete the Summer Pursuit: You send in your chart by September 7th and you receive a reward in the mail - in addition to the best reward of knowing Jesus! This year's reward will be a special surprise package!
RSVP:It is not necessary to let us know that you are taking part in the Summer Devotions Pursuit - You can just send your chart in at the end of the summer when you complete the Pursuit! (That said, you can leave a comment on this post just for fun if you want to let us know you are taking part!) You can watch the "Summer Devotions Pursuit" video (above, or at http://vimeo.com/41883667) and visit the website (www.lovingthelordministries.org) for more details. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Invite your friends to join us!!!
This is going to be an amazing summer of pursuing and growing in knowing Jesus! Pursue Jesus with all that you are this summer, friends. He is so amazing! He will meet with you - and you will never be the same!
Our prayer is that for each of us this summer will be a powerful time to begin, or deepen, a life pattern of seeking Jesus and growing in experiencing His goodness every day!