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Here’s the plan:
- Read a full chapter in the Bible.
- Underline stand-out verses.
- Copy at least one verse into your journal.
- Write the lesson you learned from the verse.
- Write down any concerns or prayers you have and record answers from God.
I write the date on the top of each page just for my own record-keeping. It’s interesting to look back at the thoughts, concerns, and lessons I’ve learned in the past.
Where to begin?
That’s up to you and God. I would suggest starting in Psalms, Proverbs, or Matthew and reading through the New Testament.
If you want more information on developing your personal time with the Lord, I HIGHLY recommend Teri’s book Sweet Journey. It’s chock-full of biblical wisdom. I think half the content actually is scripture!
What Kind of Journal?
I really like these. I got them at Walmart for less than $5. They come in several different patterns. (This was last year’s look.)
It’s just a blank book, nothing on the pages. But it’s just right. It’s about 8×10″ in size, big enough to hold all your thoughts!
You could use a smaller blank book, but I find that I have a lot of thoughts.
I write the scripture I read that day, the thoughts related to it, and then my prayers.
My prayers are very personal, and my thoughts can get scattered, but if I write, I find it slows me down. That time it takes me to write out a frantic plea is often just the time I need to hear the Lord answering me with a scripture.
In my eBook Prepare Him Room, you’ll find selected chapters for 25 days. I’ve chosen an entire chapter for you to read through and shared my favorite verse and a very brief thought about why I like that passage. I’ve intentionally kept the devotionals minimal to allow your time with the Lord to be Spirit-directed, not my thoughts.
Take some time while you’re out shopping to grab a new journal, even a 98 cent composition notebook would do, and start your own daily readings!
Apply this technique for a week or so and get back to me. I’d love to hear how it’s working for you! You can comment below, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or JOIN the Conversation on Facebook!
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