Letter to Momentum Church Regarding Creating a Momentum Life Journal
My greatest job as a pastor is to lead you into a relationship with God where He is teaching you more than I could ever teach you, comforting you more than I could ever comfort, and challenging you more than I could ever challenge. This is truly what it means to journey forward through life with God. How is this possible? By taking time daily to be in God’s Word and in His presence, God has a way of shaping how we think and transforming how we live. As we read the Bible we begin to see how God responds to situations and people. We also see how people respond to God in the midst of the world they live in. God is waiting to be the best pastor, leader, motivator, and friend you have ever had.
I want to encourage you to use the below model of devotional time with God and expect great things from the Lord as He shapes your life by His truths and His presence. Each day you will be able to ask and answer this life changing question, ”How will I be different today because of what I have just read?
As you read the daily-recommended portion of scripture please do so with a journal in hand. Let it become your story of interaction, insight, and direction from the one who created you for His plans and purposes. Journaling is an excellent way to record and process what God has spoken to us. It’s also a useful tool to use at a later time, to reflect on and review some of the ‘nuggets’ that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and some very important lessons! While journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your daily journaling with your journey group or other friends. Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight and even encourage others.
Keeping a “Momentum with God: Life Journal” starts by writing the below categories down in a notebook, computer, ipad, or phone. Remember to leave enough space in between to record your thoughts and the thoughts God places in your mind. I am praying for you to experience the riches of God’s truth and His presence. Know this, as you carve out time with God in mind, He will carve out your destiny and unfold His plans for your life one day at a time.
Be blessed by God’s Word. Read it, hear it, embrace it, and live it so that you might journey forward through life with God.
With you on the Journey,
PS: We will apply this model to the book of Hebrews in May. Starting in June we will begin a two year journey together as we daily read and “S.O.A.P.” our way through the whole Bible beginning in the book of Matthew.
“How will I be different today because of what I have just read?
Open your Bible to the reading found under today’s date of your recommended reading list. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal.
What do you think God is saying to you in this scripture? Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal Jesus to you. Paraphrase and write this scripture down in your own words, in your journal.
Personalize what you have read, by asking yourself how it applies to your life right now. Perhaps it is instruction, encouragement, revelation of a new promise, or corrections for a particular area of your life. Write how this scripture can apply to you today.
This can be as simple as asking God to help you use this scripture, or it may be a greater insight on what He may be revealing to you. Remember, prayer is a two way conversation, so be sure to listen to what God has to say! Now, write it out.
Readings from Hebrews for the Month of May
___ Mon. 7th: 7th: 1:1-4
___ Tues. 8th: 1:5-14
___ Wed. 9th: 2:1-4
___ Thur. 10th: 2:5-18
___ Fri. 11th: 3:1-6
___ Sat. 12th: 3:7-19
___ Sun. 13th: 4:1-13
___ Mon. 14th: 4:14-5:10
___ Tues. 15th: 5:11-6:12
___ Wed. 16th: 6:13-20
___ Thur. 17th: 7:1-10
___ Fri. 18th: 7:11-28
___ Sat. 19th: 8:1-13
___ Sun. 20th: 9:1-10
___ Mon. 21st: 9:11-28
___ Tues. 22nd: 10:1-18
___ Wed. 23rd: 10:19-25
___ Thur. 24th: 10:26-39
___ Fri. 25th: 11:1-40
___ Sat. 26th: 12:1-2
___ Sun. 27th: 12:3-17
___ Mon. 28th: 12:18-29
___ Tues. 29th: 13:1-19
___ Wed. 30th: 13:20-21
___ Thur. 31st: 13:22-25