Grace United Methodist Church
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Helping, Healing, Home.
Click Here to download June's Life Journal Scripture Readings.
Click Here to download the entire year of Life Journal Scripture Readings.
How to Use the Life Journal
You may contact the church office to see if we have a journal in stock. Or, just use a blank journal and use the list of scripture verses at the top of this page. You may wish to visit Nashville Area Journal for a free on-line account for your Life Journal readings (read and journal via the internet).
Find the scripture readings for today (see below).
Read the passages with an open mind and heart, listening for God's encouragement, insight, direction, and guidance.
When you discern some message or insight from the Holy Spirit, turn to a new page in your journal to write down what God has shown you.
► Write the date
► Write or leave space for a title
► Write down the main scripture that spoke to you [SCRIPTURE]
► Write down what you see in the passage [OBSERVATION]
► Write one way you will live differently today because of what you have read in this passage [APPLICATION]
► Write out a brief prayer [PRAYER]
Turn to the Table of Contents (p.9) or create one yourself in the front of your journal. Write your entry/what you did today by DATE, SCRIPTURE, TOPIC, TITLE, and PAGE.
Conclude your devotional time with prayer using the prayer you wrote and a prayer list of your own.
The Life Journal is one tool for growing in your faith. It may seem difficult at first to do it every day, but the routine and spiritual habit will become a part of you and you will experience blessings and insights you never dreamed possible!
04/18/07 "Say No to Stress!"
Topic: Trusting God
[SCRIPTURE] "Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself..." (Psalm 37:7a)
[OBSERVATION] God wants us to find a place of rest and peace, knowing that stressing ourselves out
is not the way to live a spiritually healthy life.
[APPLICATION] I will put less pressure on myself to be everything to everybody today. I will take time
throughout the day to pause, rest, and trust the God who loves me in Jesus Christ.
[PRAYER] "Dear Jesus, help me let go and rest in your strength. AMEN."
What steps will I take to live a more stress free life today?