I don’t know about you but for me, it can be really hard to stay focused during my devotion time or for that fact, even starting it! I wake up and immediately my mind starts setting an agenda of all things that need to be done. I feel an urgency to get up and make things happen, especially if I have slept in. Devotions can easily be put on the back burner…and as my day unfolds, I know that that was a mistake! Why? Because everything is different when I start my day out in the peace that only my Heavenly Father can bring into my life.
I have tried devotionals and had little success in finishing them because I easily bore of the same thing over and over! About a year ago, I was struggling with things that were out of my control, basically everything (because let’s be honest, as humans we control nothing.) I wanted to find a way to proclaim God over the situations that I faced and I also desired to know what the Bible had to say about the things I was struggling with. I know a lot of the Bible by heart, thanks to my Christian upbringing but the verses I learned as a child are just a small portion of what God has to say over me as an adult.
So, thanks to Pinterest, I found daily plans for writing Scripture on different topics! This has empowered me in a whole new way. I love writing out God’s word! Sometimes, I may just write the verse once but many times I end up writing it out several times to enable me to have it not only written in my journal but also to have it written upon my heart.
Journaling God’s word is the perfect way for me to do my devotions. I not only write down that day’s Scripture but I also write down our needs as a family and prayer request that God has put on my heart. I love going back and marking needs and prayer requests as answered! God’s timing is perfect!
I want to encourage you to dig deep into Scripture and find exactly what He has to say for your life. Write it down, memorize it, and speak it over your existence!
As they say at our kid’s church, “The Bible is God’s word and God’s word is true!”
Hebrews 4:12 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
12 For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints, and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.