Sometimes evidence of my own imperfection brings disappointment, but I’m reminded that we can neither surprise or impress God Who knows everything and Whose love is everlasting and patient grace abundant. We’re given the blessing of an invitation to connect, share, confess, rejoice, declare, and request through prayer. What a gift!
Prayer-journaling helps to approach each day with a thankful heart. This year is my first in dedicating an entire book solely for noting and memorizing Scripture, listing things to be grateful for, and sharing the many ways God is good.
Are you into journaling too?
I look forward to it, and like to start early, when the sound of birds singing filters through the window. Reading The Word and writing prayers daily, sure don’t make me perfect…but it does remind me of God’s perfect love. I’m a work in progress, as is this prayer journal.
On that note, here are some pics from mornings and moments of focused thanksgiving:
Sometimes, I might be a bit tender or tempted to be tired; that’s why the everlasting and unchanging essence of The Word is essential in greeting the day.
Saturating the mind in The Word and allowing the fruit of it to be absorbed helps to convict me of thoughts and things I need to address, hold up to the light, and have transformed by truth.
It keeps Scripture fresh on the mind and mouth when sharing encouragement or comforting a friend in need. God’s Word doesn’t waver like we tend to. It is constant and consistent, and we can be confident in its essence.
I’d to hear about your prayer journal journey. Feel free to share.