Follow along with us as we dive into His Word daily. This is a great way to stay connected and to continually learn more! We have discipleship journals available in the connection center for $10 per book.
If you are already following along with us in the Discipleship Journals, we are currently on Old Testament Option One: The Law.
How To Journal
As you are reading your Bibles and doing your journaling, here is a reminder of how to write and get you to think more about what you have read.
- Pray-spend a few minutes in prayer asking the Holy Spirit to guide and direct your reading of the Bible. Read it with an open heart and soak it all in.
- Read-read the whole chapter that is listed for the day. While you read, underline or highlight any words, phrases, or verses that you feel God is talking to you through.
- Write-write down on a fresh page in your journal with the date, title of your days reading, and the scripture you chose.
- Scripture-First, write out the verse(s) the Holy Spirit spoke to you with. Include the reference the verse is found.
- Observation-Second, look at the big picture. Summarize the whole chapter you just read and write down your observations in your own words.
- Application-Third, ask how this verse(s) might apply to your life. What is God calling you to do or to remember as a result? What is your next step and how can you be obedient?
- Prayer-Fourth, write out a closing prayer. Use this final section to speak back to God a request or commitment.
- Share-Finally, look for an opportunity throughout the day or week to share with others how God spoke to you through these passages.
- Reflect-when you finish your journal entry, reflect on the accountability questions from the Discipleship Group Agenda on the inside front cover.
- Pray-conclude your time by praying for what you have written and for anyone who needs to surrender to God.