I’m not a huge fan of DIY projects—mainly because I’m not very crafty—but I am a fan of putting together really easy things that can affect my life and this journal has done just that. I like to call it my “Pray the word” journal but ultimately it’s a Bible reference tool that I use to speak God’s word over my life. I got the idea sometime earlier this year while I was reading A Woman and Her God when one of the authors mentioned a keepsake that she put together. The keepsake included several of her favorite scriptures and like Oprah, I had an aha moment and decided to create something similar. One of my favorite scriptures, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says this:
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Because we know that there is power in the word of God, it makes complete sense to pray, speak, and meditate on the word—especially when it comes to the areas of our lives that we tend to struggle with. Whenever I’m struggling with something, I pull out my Bible, find every verse that I can that pertains to my situation, write it on a notecard and place in my journal. Whether it be fear (one that I’ve struggled with for far too long), anger or procrastination, it goes in my journal and whenever I’m overwhelmed I pull out this reference tool and I speak the word.
I made my journal from a small glittery photo album that I got from a bargain store (because sparkle is pretty much my middle name) and I used some old notecards that I found in a drawer. I keep it organized by writing the topic at the top of the notecard and that’s honestly it. This simple reference tool that cost me less than ten dollars to make is helping me to 1) memorize the word 2) speak powerful scriptures over my life and situation and 3) to overcome my struggles by building my faith through the word. Just as sure as I have struggled with fear, lack of confidence, and selfishness, I’m sure that my daughter will encounter these things too at some point in life and I have every intention of passing this journal down to her and teaching her the power of applying God’s word to her life.
Have you created anything to reference God’s word? Will you be creating a journal similar to this?