Do You Journal?
Do You Journal?
Today I am anxious and agitated at the littlest things. I didn’t wake up like this it just happened. Do you ever have days like this?
I typically spend time with God every morning but today I got up and jumped right into working on a blog post and just got lost in the morning, we headed out to run some errands and when we came home it was 1:00. I knew it was time to sit down with Jesus because the way I felt wasn’t from God.
If you don’t spend time with God every day I highly suggest it. If you don’t know how to get started here is what my quiet time usually looks like:
I journal my praises and prayer requests and I pray to God,
I Read my bible- a yearly reading plan is a good place to start,
I work on a devotional or a bible study,
Sometimes I read a book that God has lead me to.
And every day I verse map- I started this last year and love it, I feel like it draws me closer to God by learning more about Him through His word on a deeper level. You can find more about this at https://asymphonyofpraise.com.
How I journal:
I use a journal or a notebook and on one side of the page I label it praise and on the other side, I label it prayer with the date. Every week or two, I go through my prayer requests and I highlight all the prayers that God has answered. It’s pretty amazing to look back and see ALL that He has done and to see what I need to keep praying for. If you’re like me, we think that God isn’t hearing or answering our prayers but He is, He hears everyone one of them, and He loves that you are talking to Him! Sometimes it isn’t the right time for God to answer that prayer and it may never be the right time. Often what we think is best for us isn’t, God is so much bigger than we are and He has great plans for us.
If we would just be quiet and let God work, follow Him instead of trying to lead, we would be a lot better off. I am a planner and like to know the details of everything so, this is harder for me than it might be for you but when I let God lead its always so much better and very often I look back and think, I had that all wrong and no way would I want it the way I thought was best.
God created the universe, He created you and me, He knows what He’s doing.
So sit back, read His word, soak it in, let Him speak to you through His word.
Let God lead your day.
So how do you journal? Comment below and share so we can all better our quiet times.
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