Introduction to The TENTH Devotional Journal
All You Need Is All You Have
The TENTH devotional journal challenges you to look at your “watch” – not the timepiece on your wrist, but the way you are stewarding your most important asset: time – all you need is all you have.
Daily Content Overview
Most of my books import a similar daily pattern (agenda). Through this mindful repetition, we will grow past the hidden obstacles in our lives and allow God to work with us like clay. On each day of The TENTH, you will find standard elements (Daily Content) that guide you in cultivating the power of God in your life. Daily content includes the following:
- Prayer Point
- Scripture Basis
- Memory Verse(s)
- Running Praise
- Apply Within
- My TENTH Journal
Each morning, you will pray about something afflicting your heart or challenging someone you know. This is the proper response to what ails us within and without. Every day of this journal includes the words of a prayer from the Bible, or from the author. This element is to help jump-start your prayer life.
Repeat the words of the printed prayer, and or say a prayer of your own. These prayers are not meant to replace your creative communication with God. They are to get you started in the case that you genuinely make an effort to pray, yet have some difficulty getting started. Use the printed prayers to give you a boost until you can rev up your prayer engine without them.
When we are merry, we should sing (James 5:13)! Singing is an extended smile — it gives us endorphins that make us feel comforted, less pain, and fewer stress effects. Running praise is like a medley. Keep the songs going, one after the other, or put your favorite song on repeat, in your heart. Running praise is also named for how it makes your spirit feel lighter. You may want to run on with Jesus a little while longer when you use this technique to put wings to your running shoes.
Major Bible verse(s) related to the theme and content presented in the morning, mid-day, or evening devotional.
A verse or verse(s) that relates to the topic of the day.
The daily spotlight illuminates some areas where you may be able to improve your walk with God.
A daily activity to help you take an inventory of yourself. You do not have to share this checkpoint. However, it could be a useful tool if you are participating in resources such as counseling or therapy. Complete this activity along with your daily devotional journal or as often as would like to review your progress.
My TENTH Journal
Each day concludes with a journal topic to help you reflect on principles and concepts presented in the corresponding day. Write your response/reaction to the journal topic.
From The HFUO Library