My unskilled hands have been a little busy, making something special for you and myself.
You see, I am a busy mother of two toddlers who really wants to get into God’s word to feel refreshed and draw from that discipline of grace. My children are up early, my son doesn’t nap – I don’t get much time to spend time in His word. My prayers are arrow prayers most of the time.
Does God mind? Not at all. He sees Jesus’ righteousness in me. But I mind. I need him, desperately…And I am sure you are like me, too.
I try and go to bed early and have some devotional time several nights a week – around eight, or a little later, depending on what Tim and I have been watching. I grab my Bible, a book, journal etc. and I have as much time as I can with the Lord before I get too sleepy ;). During the days, when Rosalie has her nap, I try and read my Bible so that Josiah sees his mummy in the Word. But, like moth to a flame, so is a child to his mother when he sees she’s trying to do something just for her! So often my reading is skimming, interrupted and broken.
But God is good. Somehow, his precious Spirit still fills me up, and I keep going.
Getting into His word deeper is a goal of mine and I have been looking everywhere for a free tool to help me. There were a few out there, but none that suited me and my personality. So I set to work to make one I can use in my evening quiet times, getting into God’s word in a deeper way. And, so that I can see what I have been studying, what I have been praying and learning. I’m going to make a devotional binder especially for these study times to keep my pages in, for reflection and keepsakes.
And I thought you might like this tool, as well.
There are four sections:
- The Facts – a place to jot down context, things we know for sure about the text etc.
- Scripture – copy out a verse or a bigger chunk.
- Application – what is this verse saying and what it means to me.
- Prayer – a place to pray the scripture out into words before the Father.
I have made two copies: one unlined, the second lined. I prefer lines on mine but, because of my unskilled talent, the lines were a bit squiffy :S So for those who would prefer *near* perfect copies, try the unlined one.
Keep it in a binder, print off as many as you need, and enjoy that deepening relationship with your Father.
Taste and see that the Lord is good. ~ Psalm 34:8
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