Anxiety. Rage. Negative Self Talk.
These toxic behavior and thought patterns completely consumed my spirit during my first year as a mom. I was drowning in fear and completely overwhelmed by my responsibilities as a mom, a wife, and a pediatric physical therapist. When I finally committed to taking care of myself and making wellness a priority for me and for my family, I knew that combatting the negative self talk would be one of my biggest battles. How could I retrain my brain to speak to myself with kind words? How could I learn to battle the toxic thoughts and the lies of the enemy?
I started practicing positive affirmations - a good practice, and one I'm very grateful to have discovered. However, as I began to dive deeper into scripture on my journey toward spiritual wellness, I began to wonder...what positive affirmations can I find in scripture? What does God say about me? How can I combat Satan's lies if I don't know what God's Word actually says about who I am?
After a lot of thought and prayer, I began brainstorming and dreaming about this devotional journal - one centered around affirmations that could be backed with scripture. One that would help women to discover who their Heavenly Father says they are rather than the world. For months, God took me on a journey through scripture, revealing truth and allowing the Holy Spirit to do some intense sanctification work in my heart so that I would be equipped to take on this great work. After months of planning, creating, editing, studying, praying, and researching, an email came across my inbox that said, “It’s ready!”
I got Liam up from his nap and headed over to our local UPS to pick up the very first printed sample copy of the Joyful + Rising Biblical Affirmation and Devotional Journal. After months and months of hard work and witnessing God’s faithfulness in His calling, a printed copy of this journal was finally in my hands, and I was absolutely in awe of God’s goodness.
So you may be wondering...what is this thing? Biblical affirmation and devotional journal? Sounds like a mouthful! What's this all about?
Picture this: soft cover with a hand drawn design on the front cover and a color I NEVER in a million years thought I would love...mama called it "mauve," but in 2021 we're going to call it "dusty rose" mmmmk?
Each page is printed on 100lb weighted paper to prevent ink bleeding, which is important, because each 2 page daily spread features a traceable hand lettered Bible verse and a traceable Biblical affirmation. With 90 days of content, that means there are 90 Biblical affirmations in total. Each piece of daily content also features 3 additional scriptures that relate to the daily affirmation and a prayer style devotional text.
*FUN FACT* I used to journal all through middle school and high school as a form of prayer. I used journaling as a way to pray to God, thank Him, and reflect on anything and everything going on in my life. The prayer style devotional text is my way of sharing that style of prayer and writing with you!
Some Additional Features in the Devotional:
- 3 customizable monthly calendar spreads: these are completely customizable, so you can use the book at your own pace
- Example Daily Spreadsheet
- Reference List: the devotional features over 360 completely unique verses and covers every book of the Bible - the reference list allows you to search for them by book and has the affirmation referenced
- Mood Tracker
- Positive Affirmations Practice Sheets
- Notes sections
- Daily schedules
- Gratitude lists
- To-Do Lists
- “Choose Joy” List
Friends, it is an absolute JOY to be able to finally share all of this with you. This truthfully is a ministry dear to my heart because of my own spiritual journey and growth in relationship with Jesus. In order to find more truth about myself, I had to seek God first, and it is my utmost prayer and petition that this good work might help others do the same.
“The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.”
Psalms 118:24 NIV
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