|How - To on these journals can be found|
at thesoutherninstitute blog
If you have been following my blog since "the beginning" you know that I have highly recommended Ann Voskamp's book One Thousand Gifts and her Blog A Holy Experience. In her book she talks about keeping a gratitude journal. I love how artistically she writes. She is inspiring in the way she finds beauty and blessing in everything around her!
"4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:4-7)
Linda Dillow shares that it is "our thought life-not our circumstances-determines whether we are content. Our thought life-not our friends, husband, children, job or anything else-determines our contentment!"
We need to:
- choose to give our anxieties to God
- choose to pray specifically
- choose to be thankful
- choose to dwell on the positive
For me this involves keeping a gratitude journal. I started with number one (a very good place to start) and will just keep on going. I write everything that is happening around me as a blessing from God.
|Photo found here with instructions on a simple way to decorate a composition journal.|
|Photo and instructions found at Jeanette Lynton's blog here|
How will you worship in your creativity today?
I am praying for you today, dear ones, as I pray for my own strength. May we be faithful in what we have been given. Comments are read and appreciated,