“My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.” Psalm 45:1
Then I did something I do every time I start a new journal. I must write down some key verses that help me define who I am. Philippians 4:8; Jeremiah 29:11 and Proverbs 31:10-31.
Throughout the year I will put my prayers, thoughts, and create collages in this journal. I break it down into sections-Romance, Family, Career, Home, and Garden. I will print my own personal pictures or I will pull pics from magazines. Whatever it is I do, it is mine. There is no right or wrong.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” Psalm 32:8
There have been times I have decorated the whole cover from top to bottom other times I just wrote a word and today I kept it simple-a sticker and cross sticker. I’m not very artistic yet but as I spend more time working on this process the more in depth my journal becomes. Also, the more I do my 30 minutes a day of writing/brain dumping the more I get in touch with my creative and spiritual side.
I love this time I get to spend with me. I am finding the time to spend with me again. At the very least, I need to spend 1-2 days a week with my journal and myself. It’s also a time I can spend with the kids because we can work on our journals as a family. My son is reaching an age where this isn’t cool anymore but he still enjoys the time we spend as a family.
However I work on my journal, I just make sure it remains mine. I stay in my lane and no one is allowed to enter my zone. I also do not cross over into my childrens’ lanes. I have to let them grow into who God intended them to be in this lifetime.Again, in a house full of Type A, control freaks, it can be fun seeing who gets out of their lane first. But what is truly amazing is realizing the talent and skills my children have. Their art work shows me how their brains work. It makes for a very fun family night.
It never ceases to amaze me what God reveals to me whether alone or with my family. He is an amazing God who has restored our home to a Christ centered home. He has brought me to a point where I experience joy and happiness on a daily basis. I am blessed
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
What scriptures define you?
Goodnight and God Bless
A Blessed Woman