When You Need a Spiritual Reboot (Empowering Truths to Set Captives Free)

As Christians we are encouraged to count our blessings. Most of secular society agrees that focusing on what we have instead of what we don’t is a safe bet toward a better mind set. Medical Research supports thankfulness and an attitude of gratitude has physical and mental health benefits.

But what do you do when you find yourself slowly sinking into a murky swamp of apathy because of the circumstances of your life, regardless of how hard you try to keep your head above water-spiritually, or otherwise?

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My True Beauty Book (RJD Link December)

For this last share of the year for Random Journal Day, I am opening up one of my favorite journals. Before the internet, and an abundance of books, I purposed to create a special affirming journal. Because it is helpful for me to write, not just read words, I dedicated a journal for scripture which would help me learn and focus on my identity in Christ. I call it my Beauty Book, but in reality it is a True Beauty Book, which goes beyond the superficial.

There are three parts to this spiral bound journal and I recently decided to finish the last portion which is focused exclusively on the names of Christ. I no longer remember where I picked up these particular reference sheets (pictured), but since I save everything in Binders, I have them still!

 Part one, is My Worth in God, section two is Who I Am In Christ, and the final section is reserved for the Names of Christ. Each section simply states the topic, or title and the supporting scripture.

I have considered going back and writing thoughts or payers on the pages. There is room on many of the pages to allow commentary, reflections, etc.  This journal was especially helpful to create and reflect on in times of discouragement or adversity.

I have a number of journals with meaningful scripture as the writing is key for me. Combining the physical act of writing scripture verses helps me to focus completely, body, mind and spirit on the meaning; it marries me to the verse. I also am a big fan of index cards, but a journal dedicated to scripture, handwritten is really a special gift I like to give myself, and sometimes others!

Have you ever created journal for specific scriptures, meaningful to you?

Linking with Random Journal Day for the last time for the year! If you have a journal, please join us! 

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