Revolutionize your devotional life by writing with God and letting Him teach you. For more information, see my book, "Journaling with Jesus on Amazon" or hissparklinggems.com
JOURNALING WITH JESUSHow To Revolutionize Your Devotional Life
Spiritual JournalingJournaling in the world is not only about learning more about myself..
People say journaling helps them learn about themselves, but Spiritual journaling, is not only about learning about myself but
2We can learn more about God
And as a result, become spiritually and emotionally healthierAnd as a result, become spiritually and emotionally healthier
Learning more about God. As a result we become spiritually and emotionally healthier.
3Learning more about us helps us to make needed changesthe will
set you free. John 8:32
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Journaling helps us improve our prayer life
Journaling is a way to improve our prayer life.5JournalingWe have nothing to fear for the future except if we forget how God has led us in the past.
This is a record of how God is answering your prayers in your life.
The longer we keep a prayer journal, the more answered prayers we will record. It is exciting to see where we were once and how God is helping us to grow.
6Make Your Journal Suit YourCreativity/Individuality
You can make your journal reflect your personality, your interests, decorate the cover, write a poem, write a song, write a profound statement/quote, make it uniquely YOURS..
7How Do You Feel?Recording your thoughts and feelings on paper helps you to see issues more objectively and clearly.
Its A Privilegeto be our authentic selves with God. We can examine our motives, actions and thoughts to see if they reflect what God wants in our lives
Its a privilege to be our authentic selves with God. We can examine our motives, actions, and thoughts to see if they reflect what God wants in our lives.
10IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Getting issues off our chest and on paper, expressing feelings, forgiving, praying all of this improves our emotional state.
11JOURNALING IS GREAT FOR YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH ACCORDING TO RESEARCHdecreases the symptoms of asthma,improves arthritis,improves thinking, strengthens the immune system andPrevents some illnesses.
12SafetyPrivate discussions with God may need to be protected.
13Persistence In JournalingGod is honored by our consistency to meet with Him and openness to be lead by Him.
14By The WayThe devil does not want us to connect with God in a deeper way each day.
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God Wants To Spend Time With Us
So let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith.. Hebrews 4:16
Come Let Us Reason Together.. Isaiah 1:18
A Love StoryOver time, your journal can develop into a beautiful story between you and the Lord. It is a record of your walk with God.
18HeirloomIf you choose, your journal can be an heirloom for future generations.
If your journal has been about prayers for your grand/children, consider what you write may one day be a keepsake for them.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Ps. 139:23, 24
1) Begin with a humble heart2) Pray for wisdom3) Ask God to teach you something
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4) Worship God. 5) Write out your prayer.6) Pray over your prayer requests.7) Praise God and thank Him for hearing your prayers.
8) Thank God for answering your prayers. 9) Examine yourself.10) Confess your sins.11) Ask for forgiveness12) As you contemplate scripture, ask God what He wants to impress you with.
Write down what you feel God is impressing you about.