A few months ago I shared about making time for quiet time with the Lord. While I think it is the single most important part of my day, I still struggle with making the time to do this. I am so thankful that God loves me and is faithful and continually draws my heart to Him.
In May when I attended the Women of Joy conference in Charleston one of the speakers was Becki Tirabassi. I so enjoyed her practical, down to earth message and her emphasis on how as Christian women we should be spending time in prayer.
She has published her own Change Your Life Daily Bible and Daily Journal – both available on her website.
I purchased both and have been using them ever since and I love both of these items so much!
Becki has no idea who I am and I am not receiving any compensation for writing about these books. They have become invaluable tools in my daily quiet time and I want to share these with you.
The Daily journal has 4 categories for you to write in each day – Physical, Emotional, Spiritual and Mental.
Do you know how much more one can accomplish when defining your goals?
And how challenging it is to define your goals on a daily basis?
And how convicting it is to work on planning out your day at the same time as spending time reading God’s word and praying?
And how exciting it is to look back on past prayers written and see them answered?
I think the journal is genius. And yet so practical and down to earth.
Each day you journal:
-Your eating plan
-Your workout plan
-Any obstacle you foresee keeping you from those goals
-Anyone you need to forgive
-Anyone you need to ask forgiveness from
-Your plan of action to mend the broken relationships
-A way that you can give of yourself to someone
-Your prayer to God
-A verse that stood out to you from your Bible reading
-Your appointments for the day
-Your to-do list
-Define your dreams
Paul can pretty much nail the days I don’t spend the time journaling these things. I am much more focused and get so much more done when I have intentionally purposed what it is I want to do each day.
While I love this journal it is a tad bit pricey at $12 for 3 months, so when I finish this one I will be making my own. I would highly recommend the price of this journal to get you in the habit of journaling these things daily and then making your own once you have acquired the habit.
The Change Your Life Daily Bible has an Old Testament, New Testament, Psalm and Proverb passage to be read each day, organized all together by date. By the end of the year you will have read through the entire Bible. I love that all I need to do is turn to the days date and read – no looking up many different passages, referring to a chart or remembering what verse I last ended on. This Bible is the New Living Translation which, to be perfectly honest, makes some of the lengthier Old Testament passages more exciting and interesting to read. It is a fascinating translation and I am enjoying using it for my challenge to read through the Bible in a year.
I know there are quite a few Daily Bibles available, but has anyone ever heard of a journal like this one? I have looked and can’t find one. Let me know if you know of one!