Today's Bible Reading:
Ezek. 42-44; Rev. 22
Steps to Journaling the above scriptures:
(These steps are meant to coincide with the "Devoted" Bible Journal available at Grace Covenant Church. However, you may use any notebook you have on hand.)
Find the Scriptures for today by clicking on the above scripture references and read the passages - if you scroll down, you will see all the passages on the same Biblegateway web page. Ask God to open your understanding of Him and His ways.
When you read a meaningful passage or feel God is teaching you something, turn to a fresh page in your “Daily Pages” to record what He has shown you. Use the SOAP acronym to:
Scripture: Write down the main verse(s) that impacted you.
Observation: Write what you see in the Scripture. What is happening?
Application: Write how this observation or God-sense applies to you.
Prayer: Write out your prayer.
Conclude your daily devotional time by turning to the Prayer Pages at the back of the journal. List and then pray over your concerns.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all He has done.
If you do this, you will experience God’s peace,
which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand.
His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6, 7
REMEMBER: This journal is designed to serve you in your growth with Christ. You can be flexible in how you use it, but be sure to develop a healthy habit of spending time daily with the Lord. Some have asked, "When is the best time for my devotions? In the morning or in the evening?" The best time is when you're at your best! If you're a morning person, do your devotions in the morning. If you're an evening person, do your devotions at night. Some will find it easier to divide the reading between the two. If you fall behind in your reading, just start again with today’s reading, or move to a level that is easier for you to keep up with. The amount of reading is not as important as developing the habit of spending time with God.
“You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13