God’s words are better than anything I could ever write. The Bible is a living, breathing document that the Lord will use to comfort you when you need it most – even more than Grandma’s famous cookies. Passages take on new meaning every time you read them. You can read an oldie-but-goodie and discover a new nugget whenever you go experience a novel life situation. Reading a new translation of a familiar verse can transform your life.
Here is one of my favorites right now:
Romans 15:13 (NIV) – 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
This speaks to me because it reminds me the Creator of the Universe loves all of us and wants us to live joyful, fulfilled lives, jam-packed with so much goodness it spills out of us to bless other people. It reminds me I can trust Him, no matter what. This sets my mind straight when I feel like I don’t deserve good things and it reminds me to get out of my own head and bless other people. Its words also give my life purpose and direction – it’s the foundational verse of this blog!
Overflowing Jesus Journal: Day 29
Finding that perfect verse on the roughest of days is far better than the warmest hug. Today, let’s just focus on finding that one special verse. Your favorite verse, whatever that may be. If you don’t have one, just do a Google search for “comforting Bible verses” or “Bible verses hope” and a ton will pop up. Read through them until one grabs your heart and use it for today’s journal.
Our favorite verses might change depending on our life circumstances, and I believe that’s how it’s supposed to be. God wrote an entire book that is a love letter for his children, one that covers every circumstance and scenario.
Now, it’s prayer journal time! Once you identify your verse, pray for wisdom and insight, and then write the following in your prayer journal:
- What is your favorite verse, passage, or Bible story right now? Write it down.
- Why does it mean so much to you? How do you feel when you read it?
- Thank God for his comfort.
- Pray for someone else, by name.
- Thank God for three things you’re grateful for from the last 24 hours. Remember, no repeats from previous entries.
- Finally, write your verse out and post it on your bathroom mirror, or somewhere where you’ll see it regularly. Pray on and ponder over it whenever you see it.
If this is your first time joining us, or it’s your first time prayer journaling and you want more writing prompts, I’m so happy you’re here! Start with Day 1. It explains the whole concept. If you like, you can do the posts after the Day 1 post in chronological order to get the full healing experience.
No pressure though! If you’re crunched on time, you can treat them like a buffet, and only write on the ones that inspire you or tug at your spirit. Let the Lord guide you through your process. This is your journey and I’m thrilled that this little blog is a part of it!
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